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Pocan Celebrates Estimated $5.7 Billion for Wisconsin in American Rescue Plan

Mar 16, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) announced the details of how much funding Wisconsin is estimated to receive through the passage of the American Rescue Plan. In total, Wisconsin is estimated to receive over $5.7 billion in relief funding—$3.2 billion for state governments, $1.1 billion for counties, over $780 million for cities, and almost $400 million for other non-counties.

“I was proud to vote for the American Rescue Plan to ensure that almost $6 billion in relief funds comes back to the great state of Wisconsin,” said Congressman Pocan. “Wisconsinites have been demanding relief for months and Congress provided a long overdue stimulus to our state at all levels. These crucial funds will go towards supporting Wisconsin businesses, workers, and families at a time when they need our help the most.”

In Wisconsin’s 2nd District, the county-by-county breakdown of estimated funds expected to be delivered directly to country governments, on top of payments directly to the state government, is:

  • Dane: $106 million
  • Green: $7.1 million
  • Iowa: $4.5 million
  • Lafayette: $3.2 million
  • Rock: $31.6 million
  • Sauk: $12.5 million

The American Rescue Plan outlines allowable uses for these funds, including: to respond to the pandemic or its negative economic impacts, including assistance to households, small businesses, and nonprofits, or aid to impacted industries such as tourism, travel, and hospitality; for premium pay to eligible workers performing essential work (as determined by each recipient government) during the pandemic, providing up to $13 per hour above regular wages; for the provision of government services to the extent of the reduction in revenue due to the pandemic (relative to revenues collected in the most recent full fiscal year prior to the emergency); and to make necessary investments in water, sewer, or broadband infrastructure.

 

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