Paterson is expected to receive $63.7 million from president Joe Biden’s stimulus measure that was signed into law on Thursday afternoon.
Funds from the massive $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan can be used to pay for Covid-19-related expenses, cover lost revenues tied to the pandemic to maintain critical services and avoid layoffs of essential workers, provide help to residents and small businesses affected by the virus, and invest in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure.
“This badly needed federal funding will not just keep the lights on at City Hall, it will also help our communities get more vaccines in people’s arms, keep our first responders, teachers and other essential workers on the job, maintain our infrastructure and critical services, help our small businesses stay afloat, and put us on a smoother path towards economic recovery after the pandemic,” said senator Bob Menendez.
New Jersey is receiving $10.189 billion in direct aid to states and local governments from the American Rescue Plan.
“The federal funding in this COVID relief package will help provide the relief that New Jerseyans desperately need,” said senator Cory Booker.
Here’s a breakdown of the amounts going to New Jersey’s five biggest cities:
- Newark $182,647,351.50
- Jersey City 145,818,453.10
- Paterson 63,716,304.29
- Elizabeth 39,781,026.43
- Edison 14,807,529.41.
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