The City of Auburn and Cayuga County seem to be recovering from pandemic financial woes due to an infusion of funds from the federal government.
In reports filed with the federal government early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Auburn reported revenue losses of almost $2.9 million, while Cayuga County reported $8.1 million in revenue losses, according to The Citizen.
Now, with a large sum of funds from the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), things seem to be improving for the city and the county as a whole. Auburn and Cayuga County both received their first ARPA allotments in May 2021, and the remainder of funds is set to arrive in May 2022.
The City of Auburn is set to receive $10.6 million in total, with Cayuga County receiving $14.8 million in total. Additionally, the city and county’s sales tax funding have rebounded, and both have reported surpluses in their fund balance accounts.
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