State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds
State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds
Funds are being used to address New York’s most urgent needs, including housing, government services, and deeply affected industries.
More than $12.7 Billion in Federal Aid
$12.75 billion transferred to the New York State General Fund
An additional $10.7 billion allocated to local governments*
*Including New York cities, counties, and non-entitlement units of government (NEUs).
Aid in Recovery
Support the health of communities and help households, small businesses, impacted industries, nonprofits, and the public sector recover from the economic impacts.
Support Essential Workers
Provide premium pay for essential workers, offering additional support to those who have and will bear the greatest health risks because of their service in critical sectors.
Provide Government Services
Replace lost public sector revenue, using this funding to provide government services up to the amount of revenue lost due to the pandemic.
Invest in Infrastructure
Invest in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure, making necessary investments to improve access to clean drinking water, to support vital wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, and to expand affordable access to broadband internet. The State anticipates guidance on additional allowable infrastructure uses of SLFRF funds in the near future.
Breakdown of FY 2022 SLFRF Funds
How NYS dispersed the first traunch of SLFRF funding ($4.5 billion of the $12.75 billion allocated directly to New York State Government) across eligible categories in FY22.
- Restaurant Resiliency — $24 million
- Small Business Recovery Grants — $526 million
- NYS COVID-19 Pandemic Rental Assistance Grants — $183 million
- Substantially Dedicated Public Health and Safety Workforce — $968 million
- Provision of Government Services — $2.794 billion
SLFRF Funds Breakdown Details
The Restaurant Resiliency Program provided New York’s regional food banks with the funding to source meals from qualified restaurants. These meals were delivered to emergency feeding programs associated with the food banks’ network of providers, such as food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters. Participating restaurants were encouraged to use New York ingredients to support New York’s farmers. From October 2, 2021, through March 31, 2022, the program provided over one million meals to people in need across the State, partnering with 279 restaurants. Most of these meals were provided during the holiday season, an especially difficult time for the food insecure.
Small businesses (fewer than 100 employees) and micro-businesses (fewer than 25 employees) throughout New York State have been awarded grant funds through the COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program. Providing over $500 million in economic support to over 30,000 entities, the program was created to provide flexible grant assistance to small businesses, micro-businesses, and for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations in the State of New York who have experienced economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
OTDA (Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance) created the Landlord Rental Assistance Program (LRAP) and the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) to support New York residents unable to pay rent obligations they previously could afford prior to the pandemic. ERAP has provided significant economic relief to help low- and moderate-income households at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability by providing rental arrears, temporary rental assistance, and utility arrears assistance. LRAP has provided rental assistance for landlords whose tenants were unwilling to apply for the ERAP, including where the tenant has left the rental property. Over 17,900 households have been served in Fiscal Year 2022.*
New York State identified workers whose duties have been substantially dedicated to public safety; SLFRF funds were used to cover costs associated with maintaining this workforce.
New York State provides more than 3,500 government services to more than 20 million New Yorkers through the work of its State agencies (including authorities, departments, divisions, offices, public benefit corporations, and other governmental entities). Service areas include but are not limited to public health and safety; environmental protection; business, employment, and economic development; nourishment programs to those in need; temporary and disability services; transportation; criminal justice; and many other core government services.
Learn More about SLFRF
The Annual Recovery Plan Performance Reports show the use of SLFRF funds and how they are aligned with Federal guidance.
The Quarterly Expense Reports show the total allocation of SLFRF funds to specific categories of expenses, per quarter.