FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 11, 2021
City of Kingston to Receive $18.66 Million in Federal Aid
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston is expected to receive $18.66 million as a part of the Federal stimulus package.
Together with City of Kingston Comptroller John Tuey, Mayor Noble will be working to create a comprehensive Kingston Economic Recovery Plan as a guide to best utilize the funds, which will be delivered as a part of the American Rescue Plan that President Joseph R. Biden is expected to sign into law on Friday. The Kingston Economic Recovery plan will be directed by federal guidelines, will incorporate community input and will build upon existing community projects, while also supporting new initiatives that support recovery from the pandemic.
According to the American Rescue Plan, funds may be used by local governments for:
- Costs associated with responding to the COVID-19 public health emergency or its negative economic impacts
- To support workers performing essential work during the COVID-19 public health emergency
- To cover revenue losses caused by the COVID-19 public health emergency
- To make necessary investments in water, sewer, or broadband infrastructure
The money for local governments will be disbursed in two installments over a two-year period. Municipalities like Kingston that are CDBG entitlement communities will receive the first allocation directly from the Treasury Department within 60 days.
“I would like to thank Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who worked tirelessly to secure funds for New York and so many municipalities like ours state-wide, as well as Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Antonio Delgado, whose Direct Support for Communities Act bill was instrumental in getting local governments aid,” said Mayor Noble. “This much-needed infusion will go a long way in helping to restore our families, our businesses, and our community as we move forward to a brighter tomorrow.”