Rep. Delgado Holds Local Government Funding Roundtable with Otsego County Officials

March 23, 2021
Press Release

OTSEGO COUNTY, NY – Today, U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) held a roundtable attended by dozens of Otsego officials to discuss COVID-19 aid for local governments. The American Rescue Plan includes Rep. Delgado’s bill, the Direct Support for Communities Act, which establishes a formula for local aid that delivers $130.2 billion to counties and municipalities across the United States. The formula will bring over $400 million directly to local governments in New York's 19th Congressional District.

“Otsego County needs American Rescue Plan relief to keep residents safe, invest in infrastructure, and support small businesses,” said Rep. Delgado. “I thank Treasurer Allen Ruffles and other local leaders for their time and important questions regarding the federal relief that is on the way. It is an honor to represent folks in Otsego County and deliver over $400 million to local governments across New York's 19th Congressional District, including $18 million to Otsego County and the towns and villages therein.”

“Congressman Delgado did a wonderful job breaking down the rules and regulations regarding the American Rescue Plan money coming to our local municipalities,” said Otsego County Treasurer Allen Ruffles. “His continued communication has assured local leaders and gives us the confidence to tackle any changes in existing guidelines. It's great to see the Congressman in our county when he represents such a large portion of upstate New York. We appreciate the hard work he and his office put in for our community.”

Under Rep. Delgado's Direct Support for Communities Act formula, and according to House Committee on Oversight estimates, NY-19 towns and villages would get over $160 million in relief. Additionally, NY-19 counties would receive an estimated:


Broome County: $36,940,000

Columbia County: $11,530,000

Delaware County: $8,560,000

Dutchess County: $57,060,000

Greene County: $9,015,000

Montgomery County: $9,550,000

Otsego County: $11,540,000

Rensselaer County: $30,780,000

Schoharie County: $6,010,000

Sullivan County: $14,630,000

Ulster County: $34,440,000


Click Here for local funding estimates for states, counties, cities, towns, and villages.

Click Here for a breakdown of Rep. Antonio Delgado's local funding formula.

Click Here for a summary of the American Rescue Plan.