Saratoga, NY – Yesterday, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik called for Governor Cuomo to immediately disburse Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) funds to county governments from the $2.5 billion that had already been provided by Congress to New York State. Today, Governor Cuomo announced he will be distributing $1 billion in funding to counties in New York State.

“Governor Cuomo delaying critical funding to counties in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis was unacceptable,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “Following my advocacy for our North Country counties, Governor Cuomo announced today he will be releasing the FMAP funds. This is important news for our counties who have been financially struggling during this turbulent time. I will continue to advocate for the best interests of our North Country counties who are working hard to deliver much-needed resources to our communities.”