NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro is joining efforts to fight COVID-19 pandemic challenges here at home.

She’s heading to the North Haven Police Department Monday around noon alongside Governor Ned Lamont to talk about how the American Rescue Plan will benefit first responders and local government.

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Hamden and North Haven will be using some of their American Rescue Plan money to hire police officers and firefighters. Hamden will hire five police officers and North Haven will add three officers and two firefighters

Those federal dollars also pay for vaccine efforts, COVID testing, and more. The money given to cities and towns ranges from $219 million going to Hartford to $2,600 to Madison.