The House of Representatives gave final congressional approval Wednesday, March 10, to President Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan.
According to estimates provided by the office of U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, Orange County is in line to receive $74.66 million for costs associated to responding to the COVID-19 public health emergency or its associated economic impacts, to support essential workers, to cover lost revenue and to make necessary investments in water, sewer or broadband infrastructure.
The money cannot be used to reduce taxes or pay pension costs.
Following are aid projections, based on the 2019 Census for towns. Village amounts are included in the town figure. There is no separate breakdown yet for the villages. However, all towns and villages will receive an allocation.
Chester: $1.34 million
Goshen: $1.56 million
Monroe: $2.17 million
Palm Tree: $2.95 million
Tuxedo: $.39 million
Warwick: $3.44 million
Woodbury: $1.29 million
There is money in the bill for schools but no breakdown is yet available.
- Jeff Story