JAMESTOWN – The City of Jamestown is slated to receive nearly $30 million in federal aid, money U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says will be used to help bring needed relief to the municipality.
Gillibrand, speaking during a virtual press conference on Tuesday, says the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan includes $12.6 billion to local governments across the state.
She says cities like Jamestown need the funding to help offset budgets that were “decimated” by the pandemic.
“Without a normal budget they can’t meet the basic needs of the state,” said Gillibrand. “I’m hoping that these resources specifically help to continue to fund our frontline workers, help the social safety net programs that are the last things to fund and begin to restore some balance to the economy.”
At the county level, Chautauqua County is expected to receive $24 million. In other parts of the county, the City of Dunkirk will receive nearly $12 million in aid, with the Towns of Pomfret slated to get $1.52 million, Ellicott more than $900,000, Busti 700,000
Nearby Cattaraugus County is slated to get $14.76 million in aid.