December 2, 2021
Senator Chuck Schumer says the Appalachain Regional Commission is getting a billion dollars. Schumer notes that the funding will be used, in places such as Steuben and Allegany Counties, for adoption programs and expanding broadband. “This huge injection of federal funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure and Jobs Act we just passed in Congress will supercharge the Appalachian Regional Commission’s vital mission to boost the economy in Upstate areas like the Southern Tier,” said Senator Schumer. “Funding for the ARC will update aged infrastructure, boost quality of life, promote business growth, and create job opportunities for some of Upstate New York’s most rural and distressed counties. As majority leader, I am proud to have secured this significant infusion of $1 billion in funding for the ARC that will allow them to support the Southern Tier like never before.”
In addition to the funding increase, Schumer said the bill also expands the ARC’s broadband deployment and adoption programs, including of $20 million a year in dedicated funding for broadband projects.