WASHINGTON, July 22 (Hfrance.fr) - L ' Biden administration on Thursday released $ 3 billion in COVID-19 rescue funds to help communities build their economies in the wake of the pandemic, calling on communities to seek funding for a range of revitalization projects.
The financing, authorized by US law onThe $ 1.9 trillion bailout, adopted in March, is part of President Joe Biden's "Build Back Better" program to rebuild the nation after the novel coronavirus sparked widespread closures and resulted in now more than 600,000 deaths in the United States.
It will be available to communities nationwide through six programs managed by the ministry Trade targeting employment, tourism and employment, among other areas, the agency said in a statement.
" This investment will ensure that they have the necessary resources to recover from the pandemic and will help create new jobs and opportunities, including through the development or expansion of a new industrial sector, ”said the Minister. department. "The flexibility of funding and the wide range of programs are designed to suit communities where they are most needed.They are in their process of economic development. "
One billion dollars of funding will be allocated to up to 30 localities requesting money for up to eight community projects which could include building infrastructure or training workers, among other possibilities, he said.
The effort also includes $ 100 million " specifically for indigenous communities, which have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic, "the department added.
State and Local governments, universities and colleges, nonprofits, unions and tribes can apply for funds, which are due by September 2022, a He said. For-profit businesses and individuals are excluded. R reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Steve Orlofsky
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