Rep. Terri Sewell announces COVID-19 relief funding for Jefferson County
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) stopped in Birmingham Monday on her District Tour highlighting the various COVID-19 relief funding in the American Rescue Plan.
Rep. Sewell took part in meetings with Jefferson County and Birmingham officials, and a small business roundtable with local businesses.
Community health centers and local governments will receive COVID-19 direct funding relief from the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan that was signed into law on March 11, 2021.
The American Rescue Plan will provide over $29 million to Community Health Centers in Alabama’s 7th Congressional District, including over $5 million to Christ Health Center in Birmingham.
The American Rescue Plan will provide over $1.8 billion in local fiscal relief to cities and counties across Alabama, including:
- $127.73 million to Jefferson County
- $148.82 million to the City of Birmingham
- $14.72 million to Bessemer
- $2.99 million for Center Point
- $1.96 million for Fairfield
- and $1.13 million for Tarrant.
The money will help fund first responders, frontline health workers, teachers, and other providers of vital services.
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