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Over 1,000 local governments across NY to get a slice of $387 million in COVID relief



Albany, New York – In order to assist in responding to the pandemic, Governor Kathy Hochul has announced another boost to municipalities across the state.

“We have been able to move safely forward through this pandemic because of our close coordination with partners at every level of local government,” Hochul said. “I want to thank Senators Schumer and Gillibrand and our Congressional delegation for their help in securing this critical funding, which will help cities, towns, and villages across New York State respond to pandemic-related needs and deliver essential services. As we respond to new variants and plan for any potential surges this fall, this is yet another step we are taking to boost our preparation efforts and we will continue to work with local partners to keep New Yorkers safe.”

The 1,452 governments are receiving the funding as part of Hochul’s recent announcement of the plan to fight fall and winter pandemic surges, according to the governor’s office.

Over $387 million was distributed to those governments in July and August of 2021.

As part of the allocated funds from the American Rescue Plan Act, this will be a second and final boost.