* From US Rep. Krishnamoorthi’s office… Hi, Rich – Raja Krishnamoorthi sits on the House Oversight Committee that has jurisdiction over the portions of the COVID relief bill pertaining to aid to state/local governments. We wanted to provide you with the bill text and a committee one pager, as well as the associated allocation estimates
* From US Rep. Krishnamoorthi’s office…
Hi, Rich –
Raja Krishnamoorthi sits on the House Oversight Committee that has jurisdiction over the portions of the COVID relief bill pertaining to aid to state/local governments.
We wanted to provide you with the bill text and a committee one pager, as well as the associated allocation estimates (attached). Please note that the allocation estimates are approximations, not guarantees. The nonentitlement municipality estimates are particularly subject to change due to data reporting variances.
The House Oversight Committee press team is preparing graphics with state-by-state relief fund totals that we will forward to you after we receive them.
Bill text is here.
The associated allocation estimates are here. The State of Illinois would get $7.549 billion under this plan. Local governments would receive $5.684 billion. Total: $13.232 billion.
* And here’s the one-pager…
State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Support: $350 billion
The bill would create new State and Local Coronavirus Relief Funds to keep first responders, frontline health workers, and other providers of vital services safely on the job as states, local governments, Tribes, and territories roll out vaccines and fight to rebuild Main Street economies. Sixty percent of the funds would go to States and 40% to localities. Local governments of every size would receive dedicated allotments. Funds are available until expended, awarded directly from Treasury within 60 days of enactment, and subject to eligible uses including to replace revenue lost, delayed, or decreased as a result of the pandemic.
• States and the District of Columbia: $195.3 billion
o $25.5 billion equally divided — every state receives at least $500 million
o $169 billion based on the state share of total unemployed workers
o The District of Columbia would be made whole after being treated as a territory in previous coronavirus funding Acts
• Local governments: $130.2 billion divided evenly between cities and counties.
o $65.1 billion to cities using a modified Community Development Block Grant formula
o $45.57 billion for municipalities with populations of at least 50,000 o $19.53 billion for municipalities with populations of less than 50,000
o $65.1 billion to counties based on population • Territories: $4.5 billion
o $2.25 billion divided equally and $2.25 billion based on population
• Tribes: $20 billion to federally recognized Tribal governments.
o $1 billion divided equally
o $19 billion divided as determined by the Secretary of the Treasury
Emergency Leave for Federal and Postal Workers: $570 million
The bill would provide emergency paid leave for civilian federal employees and postal workers. Employees would be eligible for up to 600 hours of leave when forced to quarantine or ill with COVID, when caring for a child whose school or place of care has been closed or is conducting virtual learning, or when caring for a family member incapable of self-care whose care provider is unavailable due to COVID. Leave would be available until September 30, 2021 and employees would be required to first use any other paid sick leave when applicable.
Oversight of Funds: $117 million
The bill would provide additional funds to oversight entities to promote transparency and accountability of all federal coronavirus relief funds.
• Government Accountability Office: $77 million
• Pandemic Response and Accountability Committee: $40 million