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The Heroes Act to Provide Over $1.2 Billion for 15th District of Texas

The Heroes Act to Provide Over $1.2 Billion for 15th District of Texas

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that H.R. 6800, House Democrats’ newly introduced stimulus package entitled The Heroes Act would provide approximately $1,230,765,515 in federal COVID-19 relief funding to cities and counties throughout the 15th District of Texas. These funds can be used for COVID-related expenses, to replace foregone revenues not projected on January 31, 2020, or to respond to negative economic effects of COVID. Funds would be available until expended, providing flexibility over the next several years. These funds come to help those cities and counties with less than 500,000 residents who did not meet the population threshold set by the Department of Treasury in the CARES Act. This legislation will provide immediate relief to local governments incurring new and unforeseen costs and experiencing revenue losses due to the pandemic regardless of size. "Every community must be equipped to combat the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Congressman Gonzalez. “I am proud to support this aspect of the Heroes Act and support our local governments on the frontlines of this public health and economic crisis.” A partial list of potential allocations can be found below: • Hidalgo County: 2020: $325,693,154 2020: $325,693,154 2021: $162,846,577 Cities and Towns • Alamo: 2020: $6,501,693 2021: $3,250,846 • Alton: 2020: $5,788,791 2021: $2,894,395 • Donna: 2020: $5,467,228 2020: $5,467,228 2021: $2,733,614 • Edcouch 2020: $1,104,241 2021: $552,121 • Edinburg 2020: $49,815,273 2020: $49,815,273 2021: $24,907,636 • Elsa: 2020: $2,339,148 2021: $1,169,574 • Granjeno: 2020: $101,044 2021: $50,522 • Hidalgo: 2020: $4,635,180 2021: $2,317,590 • La Villa: 2020: $923,876 2021: $461,938 • McAllen: 2020: $81,724,429 2021: $40,862,215 • Mercedes: 2020: $5,516,598 2021: $2,758,299 • Mission: 2020: $46,615,108 2021: $23,307,554 • Palmhurst: 2020: $903,799 2021: $451,900 2021: $451,900 • Pharr: 2020: $54,107,059 2021: $27,053,530 • Progreso 2020: $1,959,329 2021: $979,644 • San Juan: 2020: $12,228,607 2021: $6,114,303 2021: $6,114,303 • Weslaco: 2020: $13,550,734 2020: $13,550,734 2021: $6,775,367 Press release courtesy of the Office of Congressman Gonzalez ...

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