Article published by WBEZ | May 5, 2023 By Camryn Cutinello
Illinois has received billions in federal relief money during the COVID-19 pandemic. But there will be no new rounds of aid from Washington after federal and state COVID emergency orders expire on May 11.
That means a revenue stream will be drying up for many programs that were launched by state agencies to cope with the far-reaching effects of COVID.
Agencies say they will be able to continue those programs with federal funding until at least 2024, with a requirement that they spend the money by 2026. After that, some programs will wind down because they have served their purpose or they are out of money.#News