Binghamton Survey to Help City Plan Spending CARES Act Money
The City of Binghamton says it wants to hear from renters, homeowners and small businesses about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic locally in a new survey.
The information gathered by the Binghamton Office of Economic Recovery and Development will be used to help officials prioritize what to spend COVID-19 Relief funds on.
Binghamton was awarded one-million, $140,260 dollars in Community Development Block Grant funding and $577,638 dollars in Emergency Solutions Grant funding as part of the $2-trillion “CARES” act passed at the end of March.
The city surveys are looking for information on how residents, businesses and organizations were affected by COVID-19, whether they had to close or residents lost jobs or income due to the pandemic.
Officials say the questionnaire also looks to assess community needs including possible requirements for assistance with mortgage, rent, utility payments or other expenses.
The surveys are on the Office of Economic Recovery & Development page at the City website: www.binghamton-ny.gov/departments/economic-development