The American Stimulus Plan, passed earlier this year by the United States Federal Government, will provide $16 million in funds to Chemung County to address local impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic and help energize our local economy.

The New York Association of Counties (NYSAC) published a thorough overview of the American Rescue Plan, found here and embedded below, at the start of May.

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The United States Treasury also provides a good overview found here.

Over the next few months Chemung County’s government will be tasked with deciding how to best allocate the $16 million. The images below, taken from NYSAC’s May publication, describe the parameters for how the money may be spent.

The Chemung County Legislature would like as much input from the public as possible about how to best allocate the $16 million within the confines shown above. Please provide any feedback you can ahead of our next Standing Committees meetings scheduled for May 24th at 7:00 and I will be sure to pass it along.

You can share feedback and ask questions about this issue by leaving a comment directly to this blog post, on the Chemung County Matters Facebook page, or by sending an email to

Christina Sonsire