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Schatz: Hawai‘i Set To Receive At Least $4 Billion In Federal Coronavirus Relief Funding, Additional Federal Aid Expected

Federal Funding For Hawai‘i Includes Help For Families, Workers, Health Care Centers, Schools, State & Local Governments; Hawai‘i Expected To Receive Millions More In Additional Funding For Hospitals And Small Businesses

HONOLULU – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that Hawai‘i is set to receive at least $4 billion in federal coronavirus relief funding.

“Billions of dollars in federal money are on the way,” said Senator Schatz, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. “This new funding will support state and local response efforts and help Hawai‘i families and businesses struggling to get by.”

Key funding for Hawai‘i includes:

  • $1.25 billion to help fund state and county government response efforts;
  • $1.14 billion in estimated unemployment assistance;
  • $1.24 billion in estimated direct cash payments to Hawai‘i residents;
  • $130 million in estimated funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP);
  • $53 million to support local schools and colleges during the pandemic;
  • $11 million for Hawai‘i’s community health centers;
  • $8 million in Community Development Block Grants;

Millions more in federal money for Hawai‘i will go to additional health care, education, public transportation, and housing programs.