Gov. Jay Inslee anticipated to signal invoice distributing $2.2 billion in federal COVID-19 help

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Jim Brunner

Gov. Jay Inslee is anticipated to signal laws Friday distributing $2.2 billion in federal cash for COVID-19 aid aimed toward bolstering faculties, companies, vaccines, immigrants and renters.

The governor scheduled a 1 p.m. bill-signing ceremony for the bundle handed by the Legislature this month.

Gov. Jay Inslee will take motion on a number of payments Friday associated to the COVID-19 pandemic, together with laws that may distribute $2.2 billion in federal COVID-19 aid funding for Washingtonians throughout the state.
Watch right here at 1 p.m.:

In accordance with a legislative employees abstract of the help invoice, Home Invoice 1368 contains:

  • $714 million for Ok-12 faculties, together with $46 million for personal faculties
  • $618 million for public well being, together with $438 million for testing and contract tracing
  • $100 million for epidemiology and laboratory grants, and $68 million for vaccines
  • $365 million for rental help and different housing-related applications
  • $240 million for enterprise help grants
  • $91 million for different income-assistance applications, together with $65 million for immigrants who’re ineligible for federal stimulus funds or unemployment advantages
  • $50 million for quite a lot of childcare-related gadgets; and
  • $26 million for meals banks and different meals associated applications.

The cash comes from a number of COVID-19 help packages handed by Congress beginning final 12 months.