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The American Rescue Plan Means $188M for Westchester County And $250M for The Municipalities

The 2020 Stimulus check. Surrounded with 100 dollar bills. Sent to US citizens during the covid-19/coronavirus pandemic

The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, which was signed into law by President Biden earlier this month, and announced by Congressman Jamaal Bowman at a press conference, Saturday, March 13th, 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’s cities and towns together will receive more than $250 million. 
    Westchester Cities will receive:
    • Mount Vernon – $42.63 million
    • New Rochelle – $36.19 million
    • White Plains – $21.98 million
    • Yonkers – $88.89 million
    • Peekskill – $2.66
    • Rye City – $1.72
  • Towns will distribute a portion of the money allocated to them to their villages according to a formula still being finalized by the federal government.

To see a list of the funding for Westchester and its municipalities (see below)

2021 American Rescue Plan Funding for Municipalities by BLACK WESTCHESTER on Scribd

Regulations 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. 

This includes additional money for the Paycheck Protection Program, Shuttered Venue Operators Grants, Targeted 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-covid-19-pandemic

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