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Sen. Schumer: NY Restaurants Eligible To Apply For Federal Aid

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There's a much-needed boost for New York state restaurants struggling to stay open amid the pandemic.

Video Transcript

- It's a much needed boost for New York City restaurants. New York state, that is, struggling to stay open and during this pandemic. Speaking on Staten Island, Senator Chuck Schumer announced today that local restaurants are now eligible to apply for their own direct federal pandemic relief. Senator Schumer credits the American Rescue Plan for this help, and he spoke about how the money will have an impact.

- We have passed $28 billion in the restaurant sector, and that will give a six month grant to all of our restaurants.

- Senator Schumer says, these funds can be used for whatever the business needs.