Matsui Announces Millions in Local Government Recovery Funding

U.S. Department of Treasury finalizes allocations for American Rescue Plan’s $350 billion in emergency funding for state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) announced more than $468 million in local funding to aid local city and county governments in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the American Rescue Plan, eligible state, territorial, metropolitan city, county, and Tribal governments will be able to access funding directly from the Treasury Department in the coming days to assist communities in meeting ongoing public health needs and addressing the economic impacts and social disparities of the pandemic.

“With the passage of the American Rescue Plan we sent a clear message to the American people that help is here,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “Over the past year, we fought hard to include funding for public-sector workers like teachers, first responders, sanitation workers, and other essential employees whose jobs were at risk. Today’s announcement follows through on our commitment to our local government heroes and our small businesses by providing them the resources necessary to weather the remainder of this crisis. As we move forward on the road to recovery, we must continue to support our front-line heroes and give our local partners the means to chart a faster course back to normalcy and prosperity.”  

Local funding breakdown:

  • Sacramento County: $301,469,072
  • Yolo County: $42,829,540
  • City of Sacramento: $112,313,331
  • City of West Sacramento: $11,773,300

These funds can be used to:

  • Support public health expenditures, by – among other uses – funding COVID-19 mitigation efforts, medical expenses, behavioral healthcare, mental health and substance misuse treatment and certain public health and safety personnel responding to the crisis;
  • Address negative economic impacts caused by the public health emergency, including by rehiring public sector workers, providing aid to households facing food, housing or other financial insecurity, offering small business assistance, and extending support for industries hardest hit by the crisis;
  • Aid the communities and populations hardest hit by the crisis, supporting an equitable recovery by addressing not only the immediate harms of the pandemic, but its exacerbation of longstanding public health, economic and educational disparities;
  • Provide premium pay for essential workers, offering additional support to those who have borne and will bear the greatest health risks because of their service during the pandemic; and,
  • Invest in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure, improving access to clean drinking water, supporting vital wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, and expanding access to broadband internet.

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