More than $10 billion is earmarked for Connecticut as part of the American Rescue Plan – a $1.9 trillion economic relief package signed by President Joe Biden on March 11.
According to estimates shared by Rep. John Larson’s office, Berlin is predicted to see $2,017,705 in municipal aid and $822,000 in K-12 education funding.
Municipalities can use American Rescue Plan funds to offset losses caused by the pandemic, to invest in water, sewer and infrastructure, and to make grants to small businesses and nonprofits.
American Rescue Plan funds will also go directly to state residents in the form of stimulus checks, unemployment payouts and more.
Individuals who have an adjusted gross income below $75,000 should be receiving $1,400, plus additional payments for any children. Married couples filing jointly must have an AGI under $150,000 to receive the full $2,800.
People who earn more than $80,000, or couples with incomes above $160,000, will not receive a payment.
Gov. Ned Lamont released a statement applauding approval of the American Rescue Plan.
“I commend President Biden, Congressional Democrats, and particularly Connecticut’s Congressional delegation for their leadership and commitment to providing long-delayed relief for millions of American families, small businesses, state and local governments, our schools and child care system, and communities struggling with the economic fallout of this pandemic. It is a remarkable achievement,” said Lamont.