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We are finally seeing a light at the end of the tunnel and the American Rescue Plan is going to help us finally kill COVID-19 and start rebuilding our economy. This COVID relief package will deliver at least $4 billion of vital assistance for West Virginia to rebuild from the health and economic crises that we’ve weathered in the past year.

$677 million in funding will go directly to West Virginia’s cities and counties, to be administered by local governments. In addition to coronavirus-related expenses, Senator Manchin worked to ensure that this direct funding can be used for infrastructure projects - including water, sewer, and broadband internet projects.

This is the first time that cities and counties will get direct relief funding from the federal government. This historic investment will allow our communities to reinvest in critical services like police, fire and EMS which have been so critical during the pandemic, and take on critical infrastructure projects that will create jobs and improve West Virginians’ quality of life.

The American Rescue Plan will Bring:

INDIVIDUAL AID: $1,400 stimulus checks to most West Virginians; child tax credits; Earned Income Tax Credit; health insurance assistance; student loan assistance; and unemployment through Sept. 6

SMALL BUSINESS AID: Reauthorization of PPP, EIDL, shuttered venue and restaurant assistance Previously, WV small businesses received over $1 billion in direct aid

BROADBAND: $138 million in funding for broadband and $2 million for hotspots

LOCAL: $677 million in funding for cities and 55 counties, to be administered by local governments

STATE: $1.25 billion in funding for WV state government, to be administered by the Governor and legislature

VACCINES: $11 million to WV in supplemental vaccine funding and on increasing vaccine doses

EDUCATION: $800 million for WV pre-K through 12th grade; $190 million for WV colleges and universities

CHILD CARE: $260 million for WV child care and $10 million for WV Head Start

SENIORS: $9 million for WV senior programs

HOUSING: $152 million for emergency rental assistance in WV and $38.5 million for energy bills (LIHEAP)

TRANSPORTATION: $8 million for WV airports; $24 million for WV transit systems

VETERANS: Approximately $2.2 million for Veterans nursing homes

HOSPITALS AND RURAL HEALTH: Millions in direct funding to help WV hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, health departments, home health, and long-term care

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: Millions in direct funding to WV through the Substance Abuse Prevention and Health Service Administration

FOOD ASSISTANCE: Direct funding to our most vulnerable West Virginians through federal programs

FIREFIGHTERS AND FIRST RESPONDERS: The Assistance to Firefighters and SAFER grant programs will receive additional allocations of $100 million and $200 million respectively; Firefighters and First Responders are also eligible for support under state and local government funds




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