NJ Announces $ 40 Million Aid For Those Who Had Not Been Stimulated Before – NBC10 Philadelphia
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After being excluded from previous rounds of stimulus checks, a portion of New Jersey’s undocumented population may soon be eligible to receive up to $ 1,000 in stimulus benefits.
“As we emerge from this pandemic, we need to make targeted investments in both our small businesses and our workforce to lay the foundation for a stronger, fairer future that works for all,” said the Governor of New Jersey, Phil Murphy in a statement.
Murphy added that the payments would be made using $ 40 million from the federal CARES law, which was passed by Congress last March.
In the proposed program, people who were previously excluded from stimulus checks and unemployment benefits in the last three COVID relief programs would receive a one-time cash payment.
Here is the proposed breakdown:
- Up to $ 1000 for individuals
- Up to $ 2,000 for families
These payments, however, would only apply to people earning less than $ 55,000, but unlike previous relief bills, ITIN holders would be eligible for this assistance.
Besides the payments, Murphy also unveiled $ 235 million in funding for small businesses and nonprofits. Here is the breakdown of this funding:
- Micro-enterprises: $ 120 million
- Bars and restaurants: $ 20 million
- Nursery: 10 million dollars
- New companies and start-ups: $ 25 million
- Support and Serve: 10 million dollars
- Other small businesses and non-profit organizations: $ 50 million
Murphy added that individual payments could “start accepting claims in the coming months,” although it is unclear how the funds would be distributed.
Correction: The title of this story has been updated to include other previously excluded New Jersey residents.