Congressman Larson’s office: Winsted estimated to get millions in aid from American Rescue plan

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WINSTED — Congressman John B. Larson’s (D-1) office is estimating that the town will receive millions in aid from the American Rescue Plan.
The economic stimulus package, as proposed by President Joseph Biden, is a $1.9 trillion package developed to speed up the country’s economic recovery from the Covid pandemic.
In an email to The Winsted Phoenix, Mary Yatrousis, communication director for Congressman Larson’s office, estimates that the town would receive $1,046,963 in municipal aid and $1,745,000 in Kindergarten through 12th-grade education funding.
However, Yatrousis notes that “Please note these estimates are approximations, not guarantees. Estimates are subject to change based on agency interpretation and implementation.”
In a press release issued by Congressman Larson’s office, he is quoted as celebrating the plan, which is scheduled to be signed by President Joseph Biden sometime by the end of the week.
“This is the most significant piece of legislation since the New Deal that will provide the resources we need to overcome this virus and help Americans to return to their normal lives,” Congressman Larson said. “The American Rescue Plan will put shots in people’s arms, money in people’s pockets, and provide relief for their communities and schools. This is in stark contrast to the $2 trillion Republican tax break, which gave 83 percent of the tax cut to the nation’s wealthiest one percent. This $1.9 trillion plan goes to everyday working-class people, who have been hurt most by the pandemic.”
However, the news has been met with skepticism by the Winchester Board of Education. See the previous article here.

At press time, it is not know what other towns and municipalities are estimated to be receiving from the stimulus plan. This article will be updated when that information is known.

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