President Donald Trump signed a COVID relief and government funding bill Sunday night after a week of threatening to veto the bill for its “low” direct cash payments of $600 to eligible Americans.
Of the $900 billion COVID bill, Connecticut is expected to get over $4 billion in direct relief.
A large chunk of the money, $1.6 billion, will go toward stimulus checks, or direct payments to Connecticut residents.
Over $695 million in funding will go toward unemployment assistance and roughly $745 million will be used to aid education.
More than $311 million will support COVID vaccination, testing, and contact tracing, according to the governor.
The governor said that over $41 million will go toward FEMA funeral benefit. This money will be used to provide assistance grants to families in need.
A total of $237 million will be used for rental assistance and $210 million will provide for urban transit.
The governor said over $124 million will be used for highways.
The funding will also provide child care with $66.9 million. $8.9 million will be allocated to an airport improvement program.