American Rescue Plan Means $188M for Westchester, $250M for Municipalities

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Westchester County Legislator David Tubiolo represents The communities of The Cities of Yonkers and Mount Vernon comprised within District 14.

8MOUNT VERNON, NY and YONKERS, NY — March 16, 2021 — The $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan, which was signed into aw by President Biden earlier this month, includes nearly $440 million in direct funding for Westchester County and our municipalities, to help our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Separately, the plan also includes money for local school districts; transportation, including our buses and airport; businesses; individuals; and COVID testing and vaccination; as well as for New York State.

  • Westchester County will receive $187.64 million.
  • Westchester cities and towns together will receive more than $250 million.
  • Towns will distribute a portion of the money allocated to them to their villages according to a formula still being finalized b the federal government.

To see a list of the funding for Westchester and its municipalities visit: https://www.WestchesterLegislators.com/images/PDF/2021-American-Rescue-Plan-Funding-for-Municpalities.pdf 

Regulation are still being determined, but generally the money for municipalities can be used. 

  • for costs associated with responding to the pandemic,
  • to support essential workers,
  • to cover revenue losses caused by COVID-19, and
  • to make necessary infrastructure investments.

In addition, the Small Business Administration also has information about the relief for the nation’s small businesses and hard-hit industries under the American Rescue Plan.

In addition, the Small Business Administration also has information about the relief for the nation’s small businesses and hard-hit industries under the American Rescue Plan.

This includes additional money for the Paycheck Protection Program, Shuttered Venue Operations Grants, Targete Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance payments, a new Restaurant Revitalization Fund and more.

For information on these programs visit: https://www.sba.gov/article/2021/mar/11/American-rescue-plan-act-elevates-small-business-support-response-covid19-pandemic

 

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Comments 1

  1. Why was it only 1.9 trillion? Why not 100 trillion?or 500 trillion? or a gazillion? what difference does it make at this point? The economy simply cannot support this massive printing of money. The inflation and unemployment that will follow this will make the economic conditions we face now from the pandemic seem like a hiccup.

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