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Congressman Krishnamoorthi Announces $742 Million From American Rescue Plan Now Available To Illinois Small Local Governments

July 23, 2021
Press Release
As Chairman of The House Oversight Economic And Consumer Policy Subcommittee, Congressman Krishnamoorthi Spearheaded Inclusion Of Local Aid In The ARP

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Today, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi announced that $742 million in pandemic assistance, provided by the American Rescue Plan Act, is now available for small local governments across Illinois. This funding will be distributed to 1,250 small cities, towns and villages across the state to cover lost revenues, the costs of responding to the pandemic, and making needed infrastructure upgrades. Congressman Krishnamoorthi voted in favor of the American Rescue Plan, which became law in March. As Chairman of the House Oversight Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, he was instrumental in the inclusion of state and local aid provisions in the bill.

“I’m glad to see that the money from the American Rescue Plan, which I fought for, will now be sent across Illinois to the small cities that need it the most,” Congressman Krishnamoorthi said. “This pandemic hit our communities hard, and this federal funding will help support them. Small communities and local governments have required federal assistance since the pandemic hurt businesses, overwhelmed healthcare systems, and impacted local government budgets. Illinois towns and residents are resilient. We will come back stronger than ever.”