ENSURING AMERICAN JOBS IN CRITICAL U.S. INDUSTRIES

State and Local Government

The American Rescue Plan supports our state and local governments as they confront financial challenges due to increasing costs associated with COVID-19.  Additional expenses have been generated which are above and beyond the allotted budget amounts cited in local municipal budgets, which are crafted to cover operating expenses every one or two years.  With the unexpected turn of recent events, many cities are not generating the revenues that were forecasted and need assistance from the federal government to cover unexpected costs of fighting the impact of the COVID-19.  

STATE AND LOCAL CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUND  

Provides $350 billion to States, territories, Tribes, and local governments. The bill also provides a new $10 billion Critical Infrastructure Projects program to help States, territories, and Tribal governments carry out critical capital projects directly enabling work, education, and health monitoring, including remote options, in response to COVID-19.  

Local governments of every size will receive dedicated allotments. All counties will receive their funds directly from Treasury. Cities with more than 50,000 inhabitants will also receive funding directly from Treasury. For smaller cities under 50,000, funds will be funneled through the states, however, the formula is set so states must distribute the funds based on population, and within 30 days of receipt so the state has no discretion in deciding the allocations for cities of any size 

HOW MUCH MONEY WILL THE STATE OF TEXAS RECEIVE?  

The State of Texas will receive an estimated $27,619,954,092.53. Communities in the 34th District of Texas will receive $502,012,308.32. A breakdown of funding for all TX34 communities can be found below. 
 
WHAT CAN THESE FUNDS BE USED FOR? 

State and local fiscal relief funds are to be used for responding to the COVID-19 public health emergency, to offset revenue losses, bolster economic recovery and to provide premium pay for essential workers.  

The funds can also be used for local economic recovery purposes, including assistance to households, small businesses and nonprofits, assistance to hard-hit industries like tourism, travel, and hospitality, and water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure investment. Funds must be spent by the end of the calendar year 2024.  

ESTIMATED FUNDING FOR COMMUNITIES IN THE 34TH DISTRICT OF TEXAS 

Community 

Amount 

Alamo city 

$4,341,154.86  

Alice city 

$4,073,403.07  

Bayview town 

$84,817.14  

Bee County 

$6,315,781.21  

Beeville city 

$2,789,371.88  

Brownsville 

$67,702,338.97  

Cameron County 

$82,069,858.02  

Combes town 

$650,628.13  

Cuero city 

$1,795,768.53  

DeWitt County 

$3,909,907.85  

Donna city 

$3,562,319.84  

Goliad city 

$436,949.99  

Goliad County 

$1,485,221.94  

Gonzales County 

$4,041,207.84  

Harlingen 

$22,125,517.46  

Hidalgo County 

$212,702,647.75  

Jim Wells County 

$7,851,234.61  

Kenedy County 

$78,353.31  

Kingsville city 

$5,519,655.21  

Kleberg County 

$5,950,197.07  

La Feria city 

$1,576,421.38  

Laguna Vista town 

$693,363.76  

Los Fresnos city 

$1,708,771.00  

Los Indios town 

$231,121.25  

Lyford city 

$553,818.85  

Mathis city 

$1,028,053.50  

Nixon city 

$554,254.93  

Odem city 

$514,571.85  

Orange Grove city 

$283,886.67  

Palm Valley city 

$270,368.26  

Port Isabel city 

$1,364,051.47  

Premont city 

$554,472.97  

Primera town 

$1,118,539.65  

Progreso city 

$1,296,023.33  

Progreso Lakes city 

$63,449.33  

Rancho Viejo town 

$536,375.74  

Raymondville city 

$2,372,263.43  

Rio Hondo city 

$590,231.35  

San Benito 

$9,629,321.30  

San Diego city 

$920,342.27  

San Juan city 

$8,069,184.28  

San Patricio city 

$81,764.59  

San Patricio County 

$12,941,872.58  

San Perlita city 

$121,229.64  

Santa Rosa town 

$593,719.97  

Sinton city 

$1,167,380.37  

Smiley city 

$124,282.18  

South Padre Island town 

$605,712.11  

Weslaco city 

$9,076,742.12  

Willacy County 

$4,142,252.58  

Yoakum city 

$1,295,151.17  

Yorktown city 

$446,979.78  

TOTAL 

$502,012,308.32