Half of the qualifying residents will receive $250 biweekly, and the other recipients will receive two payments of $3,000 each year.
Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka said: “At a time when our city still faces the challenges of COVID-19 and its economic impact, the biggest and most important institution that we should be investing in is families.
“This will give our residents a much-needed boost and allow them to participate in the economy, regain their economic independence and strength, and move toward prosperity.
“This type of intervention can support our economy and our future.”
Meanwhile, a new batch of stimulus checks are being sent out to families after a vote to send out much-needed cash.
The Navajo council voted last month to send stimulus checks worth up to $2,000 to eligible adults and $600 for each child, resulting in $5,200 for a family of two adults and two children.
The vote took place on December 29, with Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez passing the bill that will grant more than 345,000 hardship checks to tribe members.
The money comes from $557million in Navajo Nation Fiscal Recovery Funds (NNFRF).
It comes as calls for all Americans to receive another $1,400 check grew.
However, it remains unlikely a fourth national stimulus check will be approved and sent out.
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