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May 10, 2021

Aguilar announces availability of American Rescue Plan funding for local governments

Redlands is eligible for more than $11.5 million in funding from the American Rescue Plan, U.S. Rep. Pete Aguilar announced Monday.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has made Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds available to state and local governments as outlined by the rescue plan, which includes  $350 billion to help state and local governments navigate the COVID-19 crisis. About $649 million is available to San Bernardino County and the seven largest cities in Aguilar’s 31st Congressional District.

Local governments will receive half of available funds beginning this month and the remainder in approximately one year. Smaller cities not yet listed will receive their funding t from the State of California.

“I helped pass the American Rescue Plan because our communities need relief,” Aguilar said in a press release. “This funding will help us protect the jobs of our first responders and frontline workers and will allow local governments to continue providing essential services to San Bernardino County residents. I’ll continue working to deliver resources to the Inland Empire to help us come out of this crisis stronger than ever,” said Rep. Aguilar.