NEW YORK (AP) — The September 11th Fund, criticized as being slow to distribute money to victims of the terrorist attacks, said it expects to begin making its biggest payout yet before the end of the year: $75 million.

The fund, created by the United Way and the New York Community Trust, said it will distribute the sum to more than 20,000 people. About two-thirds of the money will go to those who lost their jobs or were driven from their homes.

The fund is the second-largest charity created in the aftermath of the attacks.

Wednesday's announcement represents the first large distribution of charitable aid to people whose jobs and homes were affected.