Congresswoman Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08) announced today that counties and towns in the 8th District will be receiving federal recovery funding in the next month. The American Rescue Plan provided $350 billion for qualifying states, counties, tribes, and cities to help turn the tide of the pandemic and lay the economic foundation for recovery from the pandemic. This week the Treasury Department announced a process for local entities to request their allocation.
“I have heard from mayors across the 8th district that because of a drop in tax revenue this past year, they have been struggling economically and need these federal funds to keep educators and first responders employed, and be able to continue to provide critical services,” said Rep. Schrier. “That’s why I was happy to vote for the American Rescue Plan, which will provide millions of dollars directly to our local communities to help them recover and keep businesses on main street open.”
The Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds provide flexibility for state and local governments to use funds for their specific needs. This includes support for families, small businesses, impacted industries, and essential workers. These funds can also be used to make necessary investments in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure.
Washington state stands to receive around $4.43 billion. An additional $442,823,871 will be directed to Washington state to distribute to smaller towns that aren’t considered “metropolitan cities,” defined as towns with a population over 50,000. More detailed information about funding allocations to smaller towns in the 8th district will be announced in the coming days.
In addition to what the state will receive, counties and towns in the 8th District will receive the following amounts:
Allocations by County
- King: $437,576,495
- Pierce: $175,781,756
- Kittitas: $9,310,812
- Chelan: $14,995,195
- Douglas: $8,435,574
Allocations by Metropolitan City
- Auburn: $14,751,231
- East Wenatchee: $3,057,385
- Kent: $28,172,327
- Renton: $9,928,999
- Sammamish: $4,759,912
- Wenatchee: $6,383,622
Detailed allocation information for the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds can be found on the Treasury website here.
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