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Hawaii to get $1.2B in direct cash payments to residents as part of stimulus package

The Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol are seen in Washington, at sunrise Wednesday,...
The Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol are seen in Washington, at sunrise Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The White House has sent Congress an emergency $46 billion spending request for coronavirus-related funding this year.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Published: Mar. 30, 2020 at 11:12 AM HST|Updated: Mar. 30, 2020 at 11:13 AM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii will get an estimated $4 billion in coronavirus relief funding, which includes about $1.2 billion in cash payouts to residents, U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz said Monday.

The funding is part of a massive, $2.2 trillion economic stimulus package.

“Billions of dollars in federal money is on the way,” said U.S. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in a news release.

[Read more: This is how much money you could get from the stimulus bill]

"This new funding will support state and local response efforts and help Hawaii families and businesses struggling to get by.”

Here’s a breakdown on the funding slated for Hawaii:

  • $1.25 billion for state and county response efforts
  • $1.14 billion (estimated) in unemployment assistance
  • $1.24 billion (estimated) in direct cash payments to Hawaii residents
  • $130 million (estimated) for food stamps
  • $53 million to support local schools and colleges
  • $11 million for community health centers in Hawaii
  • $8 million in community development block grants

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