Help Is Here Roundup: American Rescue Plan Funding Praised by State and Local Officials, Used to Bolster Communities and Families

Federal, State, and Local Officials across the country continue to praise the American Rescue Plan (ARP) for providing critical relief for their communities.

Last week U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced it would award $8 billion to U.S airports across the country to keep workers employed, construction projects going, and help U.S. airports recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Legislators also touted the release of the Child Tax Credit (CTC) online portal for the incoming Child Tax Credit set to rollout July 15th, as well as tools to determine eligibility and data from the White House showing exactly how many people in each community in America will benefit from the CTC, such as 1.4 million children in the state of Washington alone.

See more examples below of how the American Rescue Plan continues to provide critical relief across the country:

HELP IS HERE STATE AND LOCAL STORIES:

AR: Legislators allot $31M from U.S. for broadband [Arkansas Online, 06/19/2021]

AR: FAA to give almost $25 million to Arkansas airports [ABC7, 06/23/2021]

AZ: Phoenix Sky Harbor to receive $158 million in federal economic relief funds [12news, 06/22/2021]

AZ: STANTON ANNOUNCES ARIZONA AIRPORTS WILL RECEIVE $196 MILLION TO SUPPORT CONTINUED RECOVERY EFFORTS. [Stanton.House, 06/22/2021]

CA: Unemployed Californians now qualify for $1 per month health insurance [KUSI News, 06/21/2021]

CO: Colorado governor signs big transportation bill into law “About $1.6 billion comes from existing revenue streams, and another $380 million comes from the federal pandemic relief bill known as the American Rescue Plan.” [Stamford advocate, 06/17/2021]

CT: Rescue Plan funds to focus on students’ academic, behavioral needs in Meriden [MyRecordJournal, 06/20/2021]

FL: Walton commissioners commit American Rescue Plan funds to renovation projects [NWFDaily News, 06/23/2021]

FL: FL Taxpayers With Kids Eligible For Monthly Tax Credit Payments [Patch, 06/22/2021]

GA: Emergency housing vouchers coming to Augusta [WJBF, 06/22/2021]

HI: Hawaii’s airports to receive $144 million in federal funding [Honolulu Star Advertiser, 06/22/2021]

HI: County directs $7 million in American Rescue Plan funds [The Garden Island, 06/17/2021]

IA: Federal stimulus dollars to replenish Waterloo Schools’ student activity funds [WCF The Courier, 06/17/2021]

IL: School districts receive millions to assist with fall reopening [The Times Weekly, 06/17/2021]

IL: Illinois vaccine lottery: $10 million in prizes offered for those who’ve had COVID shots. [JournalStar, 06/17/2021]

IN: Muncie City Council approves its plan to spend nearly $32 million in COVID-19 relief funds. [Star Press, 06/15/2021]

IN: Top Democrats set to tout benefits of American Rescue Plan for Northwest Indiana. “In particular, Melton said the American Rescue Plan is providing some $3 billion to the state of Indiana, and another $2.9 billion to Indiana cities, towns, and school corporations, to help speed the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic through targeted investments in infrastructure and other community needs.“ [NWI Times, 06/21/2021]

KS: Kansas City international Airport among those to receive federal grant [KSHB, 06/22/2021]

KY: Cleaner water program brings millions of dollars to improve water infrastructure [WBSD local, 06/20/2021]

MA: Child Tax Credit expected to raise 8,300 children out of poverty in US Rep. Richard Neal’s district. [MassLive, 06/21/2021]

ME: Maine schools already making plans to fully reopen this fall [WGME, 06/21/2021]

MD: I-Team tracks how Maryland jurisdictions will spend funding from American Rescue Plan [WBAL, 06/17/2021]

MD: Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $10 Million In American Rescue Plan Funding for Head Start Programs Across the State. [Hoyer.House, 06/23/2021]

MI: Whitmer announces tuition-free college for 22,000 more Michigan workers “The state plans to use $100 million from Michigan’s share of American Rescue Plan funding to pay for the program.” [ABC12, 06/22/2021]

MI: Nearly $6.5M in grants going to Michigan airports [NBC25News, 06/23/2021]

MS: Mississippi Head Start programs to receive more than $15M [WJTV, 06/22/2021]

NV: More Nevadans Qualify For Health Insurance Subsidies Through American Rescue Plan [KTVN, 06/22/2021]

NH: Rescue Plan funds to support child care programs, workers [Chron, 06/23/2021]

NY: Additional American Rescue Plan funding money coming to WNY for public housing, airports [WIVB, 06/23/2021]

NC: Haywood County leaders vote to spend COVID-19 recovery funds to expand broadband access [ABC13NEWS, 06/21/2021]

NC: North Charleston city employees could get up to $5,000 each in COVID-19 bonuses [The Post and Courier, 06/23/2021]

NC: North Carolina Humanities COVID-19 American Rescue Plan Humanities Grants Now Available [PRNewswire, 06/22/2021]

NJ: New Jersey families will benefit from new Child Tax Credit. Here’s how | Cory Booker. [NorthJersey.com, 06/21/2021]

NJ: State to use $600 million in federal dollars to offer an additional year of special education to students with disabilities [The Center Square New Jersey, 06/17/2021]

NV: Most Nevadans Qualify For Health Insurance Subsidies Through American Rescue Plan [KTVN, 06/22/2021]

NV: Foster care kids now eligible for COVID relief funds in Nevada [NBC3News, 06/20/2021]

OH: Lakewood Using $1.6 Million To Battle Homelessness [Patch, 06/22/2021]

OR: Multnomah County earmarks millions of dollars from the American Rescue Plan for reducing community violence [KPTV, 06/16/2021]

OR: Emergency housing vouchers provide some relief [Yahoo Sport, 06/21/2021]

TN: Memphis to use federal funds to address violent crime [The Daily Memphian, 06/23/2021]

TX: Hidalgo County Head Start Program to receive $4.4M in federal funds [KRGV, 06/22/2021]

WA: Expanded Child Tax Credit to Reach 1.4 Million Washington Children. [The Chronicle, 06/23/2021]

WA: Clark County earmarks $15 million of federal relief money for homelessness [OPB, 06/20/2021]

WA: Seattle City Council OKs $128 million rescue plan in rare unanimous vote [KomoNews, 06/22/2021]

HELP IS HERE STATE AND LOCAL SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS:

Board of Supervisors, San Diego County CA:

https://www.facebook.com/SupervisorFletcherSD/posts/801485164140337

Council Member, Lynwood CA:

https://www.facebook.com/JoseLSolache/posts/3992960237488614

CT House:

https://www.facebook.com/RepRobynPorter/posts/4498216373577250

IL Senate:

https://www.facebook.com/SenatorPacioneZayas/posts/196258892405677

Alderman, Berwyn IL:

https://www.facebook.com/scottlennonfor1stward/posts/1402029393506113

IN Senate:

https://www.facebook.com/SenatorTimLanane/posts/4702802846402756

Detroit City Council, MI:

https://www.facebook.com/Raquel4CityCouncil/posts/4017065778408848

MI Senate:

https://www.facebook.com/stephaniechangMI/posts/2996953460574955

https://twitter.com/misendems/status/1407075315395010560

NC House:

https://www.facebook.com/reivesfornchouse54/posts/5711038952302741

NV Senate (rewteet):

https://twitter.com/senatorspearman/status/1407055779216101386

Suffolk County, NY:

https://www.facebook.com/RobertCalarco/posts/4798978780117451

OR House:

https://twitter.com/duckwilde/status/1405931300423303169

Council Member, Pittsburgh PA:

https://www.facebook.com/PGHDistrict4/posts/818497862120835

PA House:

https://www.facebook.com/RepJoeWebster/photos/a.214339292783664/797163307834590

https://www.facebook.com/RepZabel/posts/1163468710794407

Board of Supervisors, Fairfax County VA:

https://www.facebook.com/SupervisorPatHerrity/posts/10159401468691083

VA House:

https://www.facebook.com/DelegateEileenFillerCorn/posts/10165229028560029

WI Assembly:

https://www.facebook.com/RepSpreitzer/posts/2708178492812742

Federal Officials:

AZ-9:

https://www.facebook.com/repgregstanton/posts/6068924469792139

CA-02:

https://www.facebook.com/jared.huffman.9/posts/3668155209956780

CA-03:

https://www.facebook.com/repgaramendi/posts/10158437342611747

CA-33:

https://www.facebook.com/RepTedLieu/posts/1630146173848696

CA-34:

https://www.facebook.com/RepJimmyGomez/posts/981769822365917

CO-06:

https://www.facebook.com/RepJasonCrow/posts/4091902870924828

CT-02:

https://www.facebook.com/joecourtney/posts/10159211279029231

US Senate, CT:

https://www.facebook.com/senchrismurphy/posts/5734198796651043

FL-10:

https://www.facebook.com/RepValDemings/posts/4139202142828632

FL-23:

https://www.facebook.com/RepDebbieWassermanSchultz/posts/10159390806133139

IL-14:

https://www.facebook.com/repunderwood/posts/2489321717880127

MA-05:

https://twitter.com/RepKClark/status/1407018741276237834

MD Senate:

https://www.facebook.com/shellyhettlemanforsenate/photos/a.201156380090016/1606894309516209

MI Senate:

https://www.facebook.com/SenGaryPeters/posts/10159331834594324

MP-01:

https://www.facebook.com/congressmansablan/posts/10159707446662664

NV-04:

https://www.facebook.com/RepHorsford/photos/a.321625551271538/3631698283597565

https://www.facebook.com/stevenhorsford/posts/4409527499095104

NY-19:

https://www.facebook.com/DelgadoforCongress/posts/1303390653390911

US Senate, MT:

https://www.facebook.com/senatortester/posts/10159325027196665

PA-03:

https://www.facebook.com/RepDwightEvans/posts/1434647993584439

PA-05:

https://www.facebook.com/CongressmanMattCartwright/posts/3979092632216812

TX-15:

https://www.facebook.com/RepVicenteGonzalez/posts/2895554940662768

TX-18:

https://twitter.com/jacksonleetx18/status/1405592376689713159

VA-07:

https://www.facebook.com/RepSpanberger/posts/965399140876827

VA-08:

https://twitter.com/RepDonBeyer/status/1407087327370006532

VA-10:

https://www.facebook.com/CongresswomanWexton/posts/976601396245775

US Senate, VT:

https://www.facebook.com/senatorsanders/posts/10160144053422908

US Senate, WA:

https://twitter.com/PattyMurray/status/1407775714871365632

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