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:
· 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
· County has received an estimated $122 million with 17,348 cases in the entire county.
“The CARES Act has benefited families in every single town and it’s benefited every single county in my district,” Gottheimer said in his press release detailing the disbursement of the funds.
“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,” the congressman added. “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, $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.
The numbers for 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.
· Greenwood Lake Airport: $30,000.
· Passaic County Public Housing Agency: $179,118.