Federal Funding In The Amount Of $3.1 Million Will Be Provided To Counties

Senator Ron Wyden has made the announcement that all 36 counties in Oregon will share a total of $113.1 million in government help over the course of the next two years. This assistance will come from a program that Senator Wyden campaigned to include in the initial COVID relief plan.

According to a press release, the distribution of federal funds comes from the $1.5 billion that will be allocated from the Local Assistance and Tribal Consistency Fund over the next two years. Wyden stated that he and Joe Neguse, a representative from Colorado, worked together to get it included in the American Rescue Plan for counties that participate in certain federal revenue-sharing programs connected to federal land located inside their respective jurisdictions.

Federal Funding In The Amount Of $3.1 Million
Federal Funding In The Amount Of $3.1 Million

Additionally, the fund will offer Tribes in Oregon and elsewhere in the United States a total of $500 million over the following two years. The deadline for tribal governments to submit applications for their allocations has been extended until the end of October 2022.

The counties of Klamath and Malheur will each receive $6 million over the course of the next two years, making them the recipients of the biggest amount. During the next two fiscal years, Douglas County is scheduled to receive little more than $5.3 million annually.

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