WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Congressman Richard Neal laid out expectations of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan for the city of Westfield Thursday.

Neal joined Westfield Mayor Don Humason for the announcement at Westfield city hall. Over $9 million is going to Westfield, and $11.5 million for the schools. This money is intended to bring COVID-19 relief to low income families as well as struggling businesses in the city.

“This way the money will electronically be there, but the city is going to benefit from this as well,” said Neal.

Neal also talked about the infrastructure bill and the impact it will have on Westfield and other communities, improving everything form roads to water systems. He expects it to pass the House floor in August.

Coronavirus relief package

  • $1,400 stimulus checks capped at individuals making less than $80,000 per year and households earning $160,000
  • $300 per week jobless benefits through September
  • $130 billion for schools
  • $34 billion to expand Obamacare subsidies
  • $14 billion for vaccine distribution

Congressman Neal also attended along with Governor Baker and Mayor Humason a groundbreaking of the new taxiway at Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport Thursday afternoon.