Syracuse, NY— Today U.S. John Katko (NY-24) announced $16.6 million in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funds to support local efforts to address the Coronavirus pandemic in New York State. These funds will be directed to local health departments to assist in the development and implementation of tools and strategies to combat the Coronavirus pandemic.
This award follows Rep. Katko’s vote last week in support of a bipartisan measure allocating $8.3 billion in emergency funds to support efforts to immediately address the Coronavirus outbreak.
“New York desperately needs additional resources to stop the spread of the Coronavirus and assist those who have been affected,” said Rep. Katko. “I voted in support of emergency funds to address the pandemic today, $16.6 million in funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be distributed to communities in Central New York and across New York State. While this funding is an important starting point, we need to continue working to address the pandemic by working on a unified front. I remain committed to working with officials on all levels of government to get our country the relief it needs.”