Gottheimer Announces $3 Billion in Federal CARES Act Investment Estimated to NJ-5 to Date — Hundreds of Millions to Each County: Sussex, Warren, Passaic, & Bergen Counties — to All 79 NJ-5 Towns

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Washington, July 28, 2020 | comments

NJ-5 towns in Sussex: $277 million — in Warren: $216 million — in Bergen: $2.38 billion — in Passaic: $122 million

On July 28, 2020, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) announced that $3 billion in federal investment from the bipartisan CARES Act has helped the Fifth District’s counties and towns to date, based on the most recent public data.

Gottheimer announced that, of the communities within the Fifth District, Sussex County has received an estimated $277 million with 1,286 cases in the entire county, Warren County has received an estimated $216 million with 1,321 cases in the entire county, Bergen County has received an estimated $2.38 billion with 20,341 cases in the entire county, and Passaic County has received an estimated $122 million with 17,348 cases in the entire county.

“From early on, North Jersey was in the eye of the COVID-19 storm — with both a health crisis and an economic crisis. The CARES Act was one Congress’s major economic relief bills that was signed into law in March. Through our calculations, based on the latest data we have, and averages coming to Jersey residents, we are estimating that New Jersey’s Fifth District alone has received $3 billion to date from the CARES Act — averaging out to $4,021 per Fifth District resident,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) today. “The CARES Act has benefited families in every single town — all 79 in my district — and it’s benefited every single county in my district — hundreds of millions of dollars to each — heading to Sussex, Warren, Passaic, and Bergen Counties.”

Gottheimer continued, “North Jersey is continuing to face major battles — both the fight to make sure every resident is protected from this virus and the fight to get our local economies, businesses, and communities back on track. We’ve seen what’s needed for us to survive and recover — the CARES Act investment I’ve announced today, to date, is helping — but I’m making sure we’re fighting to claw more resources back for our communities. This will all help ensure our best days are ahead of us.”

These estimate calculations combine the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to the small businesses in each individual county, the direct Economic Impact Payments to residents in each individual county, the federal unemployment support, and the direct federal grants going to each individual county to their hospitals, non-profits, food banks, colleges, and technical schools.

Nationwide, the CARES Act also included $16 billion for the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), $100 billion for the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund to help purchase PPE, and $250 million for the Hospital Preparedness Program to help purchase PPE, among other investments for PPE and resources.

 

Watch Gottheimer’s press conference today HERE.

Sussex County:

  • Total NJ-5 portions of Sussex: an estimated $277 million — averaging to $2,900 per Fifth District Sussex resident
    • Sussex coronavirus cases to date: 1,286 cases in the entire county
    • PPP: $220 million to the entire county
    • Economic Impact Payments (EIP): $112 million to the entire county
    • Federal unemployment payments, not including state-funded payment:  $80 million to the entire county
    • Grant highlights:
      • Sussex Airport: $10,000
      • Sussex County Community College:  $1,156,835
      • Newton Housing Authority: $22,021

Warren County:

  • Total NJ-5 portions of Warren: an estimated $216 million — averaging to $3,200 per Fifth District Warren resident 
    • Warren coronavirus cases to date: 1,321 cases in the entire county
    • PPP: $163 million to the entire county
    • Economic Impact Payments (EIP): $85 million to the entire county
    • Federal unemployment payments, not including state-funded payment: $51 million to the entire county
    • Grant highlights:
      • Higher education institutions in Warren: $2,036,894
      • St. Luke’s University Health Network: $30,000,000
      • High impact hospitals in Warren: $9,000,000
      • Warren County Housing Authority: $137,412

Bergen County:

  • Total NJ-5 portions of Bergen: an estimated $2.38 billion — averaging to $4,300 per Fifth District Bergen resident 
    • Bergen coronavirus cases to date: 20,341 cases in the entire county
    • PPP: $2.56 billion to the entire county
    • Economic Impact Payments (EIP): $681 million to the entire county 
    • Federal unemployment payments, not including state-funded payment: $517 million to the entire county
    • Grant highlights:
      • Higher education institutions in Bergen: $37,157,515
      • Housing Authority of the Borough of Lodi: $153,173
      • High impact hospitals in Bergen: $234,000,000
      • Bergen County Housing Authority: $787,344
      • Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) to departments in Bergen: $135,505
      • Safety-net hospital in Bergen: $20,000,000
      • FEMA grant to Bergen County Office of Emergency Management: $1,204,22

Passaic County:

  • Total NJ-5 portions of Passaic: an estimated $122 million — averaging to $3,100 per Fifth District Passaic resident
    • Passaic coronavirus cases to date: 17,348 cases in the entire county
    • PPP: $862 million to the entire county
    • Economic Impact Payments (EIP): $399 million to the entire county
    • Federal unemployment payments, not including state-funded payment: $336 million to the entire county
    • Grant highlights: 
      • Greenwood Lake Airport: $30,000
      • Passaic County Public Housing Agency: $179,118

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