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Oregon cities receiving millions from coronavirus relief package

According to the National League of Cities, $1.5 billion will be going to counties and cities in the state.

Posted: Mar 16, 2021 11:59 PM
Updated: Mar 17, 2021 10:36 AM

EUGENE, Ore.-- A week after the latest coronavirus relief package was signed by President Joe Biden, Oregon's cities are now getting an idea of how much money they will be getting from the federal government in aid.

According to the National League of Cities, $1.5 billion will be going to counties and cities in the state. In Western Oregon, millions of that will be going to local municipalities.

Here is a breakdown of where some of that money will be going to the region's largest cities.

  • Eugene: $35 million
  • Springfield: $13.8 million
  • Corvallis: $13.8 million
  • Albany: $9 million
  • Roseburg: $5 million
  • Coos Bay: $3 million

The National League of Cities came to these numbers after using the formulas set out by the bill on how much money each city in the country can get. For municipalities over 50,000 people, population, poverty, and housing instability all contribute to the monetary value given to each local government. Cities with less than 50,000 will get money from the state that will be suballocated from funding through a simple per capita formula.

According to the legislation, half of the relief money will be given out this spring and summer and the other half will be given out in 2022.

This is a developing story, stay with KEZI 9 News as we learn more about how local governments will use this money.

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