U.S. Offers States $350 Billion in Aid, With Conditions (1)

May 10, 2021, 6:54 PM

The U.S. Treasury Department on Monday began accepting applications from states and municipalities for $350 billion in relief funds, laying out rules to ensure the money quickly flows toward Covid-19 relief and other programs that will support the economy.

The step will trigger the release of money to governments potentially within days, with the funds being a key part of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan law signed by President Joe Biden in March. Generally, the funds are intended to help states and local governments combat the pandemic and stoke their economic recoveries.

Treasury’s guidelines spell out the range of ...

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