Oregon expects $2.45 billion in federal coronavirus relief, including direct money for Portland, Multnomah, Washington counties
Oregon officials say they expect the state to receive around $2.45 billion in coronavirus aid money from the federal coronavirus relief package.
Most of that money will go to the state, the city of Portland and Multnomah and Washington counties.
According to the U.S. Treasury Department, the maximum amount Oregon can get to pass to local jurisdictions is $1.6 billion. The federal CARES Act requires the Treasury Department to make all of that money available to states by next Friday, said Oregon Legislative Fiscal Officer Ken Rocco.
The rest of the $2.45 billion will be spread across nearly four dozen other recovery programs covered by the federal CARES Act, said Charles Boyle, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown's press secretary. They include child care and development block grants, which will receive around $38 million, and airports around the state, which are set to receive more than $140 million.
Schools and colleges, hospitals, transit systems, and large and small businesses are also among areas designated to receive support. The $2.2 trillion CARES Act, short for the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, was signed into law at the end of March.
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