DiNapoli: Federal Relief Funds Should Have Been Better Targeted to Communities Hardest Hit by COVID-19

Posted to Applied Web NY on Wed, 09/16/2020 - 14:45

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today said the $150 billion federal Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) could have been better aimed to the localities, especially New York City, that suffered the most severe impacts from the novel coronavirus, instead of being based on the most recent U.S. Census Bureau population data. DiNapoli released an analysis that found the communities with high infection rates have spent most of their CRF while other communities with low infection rates at the time the aid was given have not.