A look at how relief funds will be allocated in New York, nationally

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The bill passed Monday establishes a temporary $300 per week supplemental jobless benefit, a $600 direct stimulus payment to most Americans and a new round of subsidies for hard-hit businesses, restaurants and theaters.

Posted: Dec 22, 2020 4:21 PM

Congress’ $900 billion pandemic relief package covers a lot of ground. The bill passed Monday establishes a temporary $300 per week supplemental jobless benefit, a $600 direct stimulus payment to most Americans and a new round of subsidies for hard-hit businesses, restaurants and theaters.

It also provides $82 billion for education, $10 billion for child care and $25 billion in rental assistance.

Food stamp benefits would temporarily be increased by 15%. The airline industry gets $15 billion and an extension of their Payroll Support Program from the previous rescue bill in March.

According to U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, more than $50 billion will go to New York directly.

Schumer says some of the funds will be distributed as follows:

  • Education: $5.8 billion
  • New York State Department of Transportation: $426 million
  • Airports: $105.5 million
  • COVID vaccine, testing and tracing: $1.6 billion
  • Rent and eviction relief: $1.3 billion
  • Emergency child care: $465 million
  • FEMA disaster relief for state: $1 billion
  • Unemployment: $6.5 billion
  • Direct payments to qualifying residents: $9 billion
  • Small business relief: More than $20 billion
  • Hospital and health centers: $1 billion
  • Agricultural assistance: $13 billion
  • Assistance for fisheries: $300 million

For more details on how funds will be allocated in New York, click here.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 2064530

Reported Deaths: 52572
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings27481210223
Queens2720389779
Suffolk1981833362
Nassau1812533156
Bronx1799496492
New York1358374411
Westchester1282362261
Erie871531763
Richmond733551789
Monroe649871057
Orange47491810
Rockland46483952
Onondaga37518668
Dutchess28892442
Albany24246348
Oneida21998503
Niagara19347348
Broome18105355
Saratoga14903165
Ulster13620250
Schenectady12815195
Rensselaer10977139
Putnam1047191
Chautauqua8695140
Chemung7423134
Oswego730490
Ontario721292
Steuben6626143
Sullivan645671
St. Lawrence640596
Cayuga609892
Jefferson574666
Wayne553167
Cattaraugus546085
Genesee5268121
Herkimer5041107
Clinton474433
Madison441188
Fulton424690
Livingston424558
Tompkins418450
Montgomery4130121
Columbia3933101
Cortland367360
Tioga361461
Warren351357
Wyoming344251
Otsego334747
Allegany334384
Chenango334276
Greene328775
Washington301655
Orleans298983
Lewis259034
Franklin249912
Delaware228737
Seneca195956
Schoharie162516
Essex155226
Yates115426
Schuyler102614
Hamilton3042
Unassigned14166
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