On July 27, Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey Manager of Government Affairs Hilary Chebra testified in the first of two hearings the Governor's office hosted to receive input on how nearly $6 billion in American Rescue Plan funds should be spent. Under federal law, all of the funding must be obligated for specific purposes by Dec. 31, 2024.
Key administration officials attended the hearing, including chief policy adviser Zakiya Smith Ellis, Director of Budget and Outcomes Dennis Zeveloff, Deputy Chief of Staff for Outreach Deborah Cornavaca, and Executive Director of the Governor’s Disaster-Recovery office Daniel Kelly.
In her testimony, Ms. Chebra advocated that the fund should be put towards replenishing the state’s unemployment fund to avoid future tax increases on employers, and used to revamp business assistance program that were created and executed primarily by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA).
Should you have any questions, please contact Hilary Chebra, Manager of Government Affairs at email@example.com.