Help Is Here Roundup: American Rescue Plan Continues to Provide Relief to States, Cities and Local Communities

States, cities, and communities across the country are continuing to reap benefits from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan (ARP), more than seven months after its passage in Congress.

This week, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey (R-AZ) announced a grant program to expand broadband internet funded by $100 million in ARP funds. Last week, Maine Governor Janet Mills (D-ME) announced an investment of $10 million in ARP funds to support the state’s iconic seafood industry supply chain.

Meanwhile, cities and local communities continue to spend the ARP funding they’ve already received to Build Back Better. In Baltimore, Maryland, $55 million in ARP funds are being invested in workforce development and economic recovery programs. And in Jackson, Michigan, the city is planning on using $35 million in ARP funds to build affordable housing to combat housing insecurity.

See more examples below of how the American Rescue Plan continues to benefit communities from coast to coast:

HELP IS HERE STATE AND LOCAL STORIES:

AR: Arkansas to receive $3 million from feds to support tourism rebound. [ABC 7, 11/09/2021]

AZ: ‘Historical’ infusion of dollars resuscitates marginalized arts and cultural groups. [Cronkite News, 11/16/2021]

AZ: Arizona unlocks $100 million for broadband expansion. What you need to know. [AZ Central, 11/15/2021]

CA: San Juan Capistrano to Spend American Rescue Plan Money on Roads, Supportive Housing. [Voice of OC, 11/11/2021]

CA: LA County Offering Rent Relief Grants Up To $40,000 To Small Brick-And-Mortar Businesses. [CBS 2, 11/16/2021]

CA: One County Will Give $76 Million in ‘Hero Pay’ to Public Employees for Covid Response. [Route Fifty, 11/16/2021]

CT: Job program, hydroponic farm among first recipients of Bridgeport COVID aid. [CT Post, 11/16/2021]

CT: Four CT community health centers get nearly $3 million in American Rescue Plan funding. [The Hour, 11/09/2021]

MD: Baltimore to spend $55 million in COVID relief aid on workforce development, economic recovery programs. [The Baltimore Sun, 11/16/2021]

MD: Howard Co. announces $2 million investment to aid in school bus driver retention, hiring. [WTOP, 11/09/2021]

ME: Seafood industry to receive $10 million from Gov. Mills’ Maine Jobs and Recovery Plan. [WGME, 11/10/2021]

MI: Jackson affordable housing plan one step closer to receiving $3.5M in federal funds. [MLive, 11/11/2021]

NC: $3,000-$3,500 bonuses head to some Asheville City Schools employees. [13 News, 11/08/2021]

ND: North Dakota Senate approves $571 million ARPA spending plan. [KX Net, 11/10/2021]

NY: Dutchess County giving bonuses to more than 1,000 essential workers. [Daily Freeman, 11/09/2021]

NY: ARPA funds will be used for outdoor activities in Oneonta. [allotsego.com, 11/15/2021]

NV: University Medical Center getting $1.5 million to expand COVID treatment. [Las Vegas Sun, 11/16/2021]

OK: Over $325,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds to go to child abuse prevention and treatment programs across Oklahoma. [KFOR, 11/10/2021]

RI: Rhode Island Receives $10.6M Tourism Grant. [Patch.com, 11/12/2021]

TX: Texas congresswoman announces $149 million to help families cover energy costs this winter. [CBS Austin, 11/09/2021]

TX: Lubbock Co. to spend $2 million on life-saving equipment for local firefighters. [Everything Lubbock, 11/12/2021]

VA: A breath of fresh air: see how much local schools are getting in COVID relief funding. [WRIC, 11/13/2021]

WA: The American Rescue Plan in action. [NBC Right Now, 11/11/2021]

HELP IS HERE STATE AND LOCAL SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS:

AZ House (retweet):

https://twitter.com/AZHouseDems/status/1460293651699884039

CO Senate (retweet):

https://twitter.com/coleman4co/status/1460662081535897600

CT House:

https://www.facebook.com/StateRepAntonioFelipe/posts/311034667515382

Commissioner-Vice Chairman, Centre County PA:

https://www.facebook.com/higginsforcommissioner/posts/288452216618920

MA Senate:

https://www.facebook.com/EricLesserMA/posts/318298813454672

https://www.facebook.com/SenatorMikeRush/posts/314201003853551

TX House:

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=299367228675656&id=100058071429947

Federal Officials:

AZ-03:

https://www.facebook.com/Rep.Grijalva/posts/446852240145441

CA-11:

https://twitter.com/RepDeSaulnier/status/1458581486706253825

CO-02:

https://twitter.com/repperlmutter/status/1457485766809079815

CT-02:

https://www.facebook.com/joecourtney/posts/443844203794877

IL-14:

https://twitter.com/RepUnderwood/status/1459276566857400322

MN-02:

https://www.facebook.com/AngieCraigforCongress/posts/426113685556989

US Senate, NV:

https://twitter.com/SenCortezMasto/status/1458497853945483266

https://www.facebook.com/SenatorCortezMasto/posts/4712099642167072

US Senate, PA:

https://twitter.com/senbobcasey/status/1459293176133562369

RI-02:

https://www.facebook.com/CongressmanJimLangevin/posts/429682891858267

VA-10:

https://www.facebook.com/CongresswomanWexton/posts/326814755926385

WA-02:

https://www.facebook.com/RepRickLarsen/posts/434442571386757

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