News Flash Home
The original item was published from 12/28/2020 3:34:18 PM to 12/29/2021 12:00:06 AM.

News Flash

Home

Posted on: December 28, 2020

[ARCHIVED] President Signs Omnibus Funding and COVID-19 Relief Legislation

Despite his previous requests that Congress amend the Omnibus Spending and COVID-19 Relief Bill to increase stimulus payments from $600 to $2,000, President Trump signed the bill on Sunday night with no changes, after many features of the CARES Act law expired on Christmas Day and averting a government shutdown beginning Monday evening.

 As previously reported, there is no direct state and local relief in this package, but the funding in the relief package includes:

  • $25 billion for rental assistance,
  • $325 billion in small business aid ($284 billion of which is another round of modified PPP loans, along with $20 billion in Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance Program funding and $15 billion to support closed performance and entertainment venues),
  • $45 billion for transportation, including $14 billion in additional transit support, $10B in additional surface transportation block grant funding that can be used directly by communities above 200,000 and across the state, as well as an additional $2 billion for primary and general aviation airports,
  • $54.3 billion for public K-12 schools, $10 billion for childcare (funding the Child Care & Development Block Grant and Head Start),
  • $13 billion for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,
  • $7 billion for broadband ($3.2 billion of which is dedicated to a low-income broadband emergency subsidy for households, and another $300 million for rural broadband), and
  • $4.25 billion to provide increased mental health and substance abuse services and support, including $1.65 billion for the Substance Abuse and Prevention Treatment Block Grant.

The deadline to utilize existing CARES funding will be extended by a year from December 2020 to December 2021 and an extension of unemployment benefits of up to $300 per week.

Contact: Paul Penna, Legislative Analyst, ppenna@njlm.org, 609-695-3481, ext.110

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Home

FY2023 Federal Omnibus Budget Passed

Posted on: January 9, 2023

SHBP Update: No Relief In New Year

Posted on: December 30, 2022

Federal Budget Update

Posted on: December 23, 2022

LEAP Grants Now Available

Posted on: December 23, 2022

Federal Budget Update

Posted on: December 19, 2022

State Health Benefits Update

Posted on: December 5, 2022

Revised Model Procurement Forms

Posted on: December 5, 2022

SHBP Rate Increase Adopted

Posted on: September 27, 2022

Blog Post: Available Federal Grants

Posted on: September 27, 2022

President Signs CHIPS and Science Act

Posted on: August 12, 2022

Ground Broken on Portal North Bridge

Posted on: August 8, 2022

Energy Tax Receipt Funding Update

Posted on: June 29, 2022

FY2023 Budget Update

Posted on: June 29, 2022

Second Tranche of ARP SLRF Expected

Posted on: June 13, 2022

988 Suicide & Crisi Lifeline

Posted on: May 27, 2022

ARP & BIL Presentation

Posted on: May 13, 2022

FY 2023 Budget Hearings Continue

Posted on: April 22, 2022

Scam Targeting ARPA SLFRF NEUs

Posted on: April 13, 2022

Cybersecurity Update

Posted on: March 22, 2022

Recently Adopted Changes to Daniel's Law

Posted on: January 31, 2022

Week of January 24,2022 COVID-19 update

Posted on: January 31, 2022

Week of March 8: COVID Update

Posted on: March 15, 2021

Legislative Preview: Week of March 8

Posted on: March 9, 2021

FY 2021 State Budget-Municipal Interest

Posted on: February 24, 2021