There is no disputing that the world altered in the late winter/early spring of 2020, and the changes were generally negative.
The economy was on the verge of collapse due to a global pandemic, but the U.S. government moved swiftly to assist its citizens.
In March 2020, the Coronavirus Assistance, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was enacted. The Coronavirus Relief Fund provided stimulus check of $150 billion of direct, flexible assistance to state, local, and tribal governments, which was part of it (CRF). The $350 billion Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Restoration stimulus check Funds for states, counties, towns and tribal governments were established a year later when Congress passed the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act. The State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF), which is the state share, would provide $195.3 billion to the states. By 2024, states must commit to the SFRF and spend by 2026.
States Giving Stimulus Check To Taxpayers:
The federal stimulus check measures greatly aided state pandemic responses. The SLFRF of the U.S. Treasury is still helping them with the COVID-19 public health emergency response and recovery.
In addition to responding to the pandemic’s extensive negative economic and public health effects, recipients of the SLFRF funds can use the funds to provide public services to the amount of lost revenue due to the pandemic, replace lost public sector revenue, and aid households, small businesses, nonprofits, and the public sector in recovering from economic impacts.
Additionally, the funds from the SLFRF can be used to give premium wages to workers in vital industries, providing extra assistance to those whose health is at the highest danger due to their employment in these areas. It has been utilized to improve water, sewage, and internet infrastructure, improve access to clean drinking water, support crucial wastewater, and expand cheap broadband Internet.