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Rep. Terri Sewell announces COVID-19 relief funding for Jefferson County

If the American Rescue Plan is approved, that would mean two temporary federal programs would...
If the American Rescue Plan is approved, that would mean two temporary federal programs would be extended until September.(WBRC)
Published: Apr. 6, 2021 at 9:58 AM CDT
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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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