By CBSNewYork Team

PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Hard hit by the pandemic, the city of Paterson, N.J. is slated to receive $63.7 million from the American Rescue Plan.

Rep. Bill Pascrell (D) says the historic relief package is one of the most important pieces of legislation he’s ever voted on.

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“Because of the American Rescue Plan we can fill budget gaps that would have set us back a generation,” Pascrell said. “This is money that will ensure our city can keep services going that we rely on every single day.”

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The American Rescue Plan provides $97.3 million to Passaic County. That includes $159 million for Paterson schools.

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The funds will also provide assistance to residents and small businesses.

CBSNewYork Team