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KOAA Survey: Where should economic relief funds be spent?

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Posted at 9:39 AM, May 24, 2021

The American Rescue Plan with $350 billion in spending includes $5.7 billion allocated for Colorado communities and counties.

News would like to know where you think the money should be spent.

Results:
37% Education
30% Housing
25% Health Care
8% Unemployment

Editor's note: This survey is not based on scientific, representative samples and is solely for KOAA purposes.

Colorado and its local governments will get $5.7 billion in total from the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds: $3.8 billion for the state; $1.1 billion for counties; $551 million for metropolitan cities and $265 million for local governments with 50,000 or fewer people.

States, counties or local governments can fund COVID-19 mitigation efforts; address economic impacts including rehiring of workers, housing and food stability, small business assistance and more; address inequalities surrounding the economy, education and public health; give premium pay to essential workers; and put the money toward infrastructure improvements, among other things.

Full breakdown of how much counties and cities will receive from the American Rescue Plan:

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