Fund for Adams Investment and Recovery (FAIR)
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020. The $2 trillion economic relief package aims to protect the American people from the public health and economic impacts of COVID-19. The CARES Act provides economic assistance for local governments and American workers, families, and small businesses.​​​​​​​​​
The CARES Act funding is strictly for support of COVID-19 related activities to offset the cost of direct county COVID-19 response; assist businesses and municipalities; provide behavioral health and substance use disorder treatment services; fund nonprofit assistance programs; and deploy broadband to unserved or underserved areas.

On June 11th, 2020 DCED released guidance for the Pennsylvania COVID-19 County Relief program. Adams County submitted an application for $9,302,625 in pre-allocated funds on Monday June 15, 2020.  On June 24, 2020, the Adams County Commissioners approved a contract with DCED for the full amount.

Currently, County officials are engaged in forming program guidelines for the Fund for Adams Investment and Recovery (FAIR) which will be used to allocate this money throughout Adams County.  FAIR will be administered by the Adams County Commissioners and coordinated through a review committee currently being established.  Please check back, more information will be added as it becomes available.

In the meantime, we recommend potential applicants begin to prepare relevant financial and operational documentation.

Please Direct Questions to:

Adams County Office of Planning and Development

PH: (717) 337-9824​

Sherri Clayton-Williams, Director
Harlan Lawson, Comprehensive Planner