Washington, DC — Today, Rep. Lucy McBath (GA-06) highlighted the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds that the U.S. Department of Treasury is releasing to communities in Georgia’s Sixth District as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. These funds will provide vital resources for local governments that are working to continue COVID-19 relief efforts and keep Georgians on the path to recovery from the pandemic.
This is the third announcement of support coming to Georgia’s Sixth District this week. Yesterday, McBath highlighted the $146 million for colleges, universities, and students during the week of action to help Georgians receive the resources they’re entitled to as part of the American Rescue Plan she worked to pass earlier this year. On Wednesday, McBath announced the Child Tax Credit, which could send families hundreds of dollars each month starting this summer.
This week, the Treasury Department released American Rescue Plan State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund guidance and allocations for cities and counties. Allocations for smaller municipalities known as “non-entitlement units” were not included. The Treasury Department expects to provide further guidance on distributions to non-entitlement units soon. States, cities, counties, tribes, and territories can now request their funds from Treasury through the Treasury Submission Portal. Known allocations for cities and counties within Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District are detailed below:
City of Alpharetta: $6,644,511
City of Brookhaven: $8,471,155
City of Johns Creek: $7,076,181
City of Marietta: $11,180,581
City of Roswell: $11,374,757
City of Sandy Springs: $13,868,305
Cobb County: $147,648,478
DeKalb County: $147,484,541
Fulton County: $206,657,290
“The COVID-19 pandemic has caused grief and pain for so many in our community, but more help is on the way,” said Rep. McBath. “Thanks to the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds provided in the American Rescue Plan, states, localities, tribes, and territories now have access to $350 billion in flexible relief funds to help struggling households and businesses build back better from the pandemic. I was proud to support the passage of the American Rescue Plan and am so glad that our cities and counties will receive this critical funding to get us one step closer to a full recovery.”
The Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds provide substantial flexibility to meet local needs. In addition to allowing for flexible spending up to the level of their revenue loss, recipients can use funds to:
- Support public health expenditures;
- Address negative economic impacts caused by the public health emergency;
- Aid the communities and populations hardest hit by the crisis;
- Provide premium pay for essential workers; and
- Invest in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure.
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