NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee panel is proposing to make use of untapped federal COVID-19 stimulus cash for brand new well being investments, business and tourism help, and reserves for future tasks.
The Monetary Stimulus Accountability Group launched a proposal Wednesday for American Restoration Plan cash with $200 million to exchange the State Public Well being Laboratory and $129 million to enhance native well being departments. One other $110 million would proceed staffing help help at hospitals, expert nursing services and long-term care services stretched skinny by the pandemic.
Tourism, agriculture and humanities initiatives would obtain $288 million.
Entities in pandemic-affected industries may apply for a share of $275 million.
Moreover, $61 million would fund a brand new state unemployment advantages system.
One other $300 million could be reserved for yet-to-be-determined well being care-related capital tasks. And $494 million would stay unallocated for now.
Officers beforehand introduced plans to make use of $1.35 billion for sewer and water tasks statewide and $500 million for broadband enhancements and accessibility grants.
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