Help Is Here Roundup: Federal, State, and Local Officials Continue to Hail Key Programs Funded by American Rescue Plan

Federal, state, and local officials from across the country continue to reap benefits from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) nearly six months after its passage.

Last week, lawmakers praised the Biden administration’s announcement of the “House America” initiative, which uses ARP funds to address homelessness by moving 100,000 households, or roughly 20% of the country’s unsheltered population, into supportive housing. Cities such as Philadelphia and Seattle have already been allocated millions under the program to start construction on new affordable housing projects to tackle the crisis.

Additionally, this month the IRS distributed its third round of Child Tax Credit payments to roughly 35 million families with 60 million children. Included as part of the ARP, the Child Tax Credit continues to be widely popular among Americans of both parties and has reduced poverty for millions of families who’ve used it to make ends meet.

See more examples below of how the American Rescue Plan continues to benefit communities across America:

HELP IS HERE STATE AND LOCAL STORIES:

AL: State council awards more than $800k in American Rescue Plan funds to arts organizations across the state. [AL.com, 09/19/2021]

AZ: Biden’s American Rescue Plan is working for Arizona. [AZ Mirror, 09/17/2021]

AZ: 1,000 Phoenix Families To Get $1,000 Monthly Stipends With Few Strings. [KJZZ, 09/21/2021]

AZ: Phoenix Has $5 Million To Help Overdue Utility Customers. [KJZZ, 09/16/2021]

CO: Colorado announces $275 million to support early childhood efforts. [The Gazette, 09/20/2021]

CT: Bethel using COVID relief funds to help struggling small businesses. [NewsTimes, 09/13/2021]

DE: Delaware Launches Broadband Investment Initiative With Sussex County Having Most Underserved Communities. [WRDE, 09/16/2021]

GA: Hutchins: Biden’s tax cuts for families has helped decrease child hunger. [The Atlanta Voice, 09/16/2021]

IA: Axne: American Rescue Plan Saved Iowans $2,100,000 on Health Care Costs, Expanded Coverage. [Axne.House, 09/20/2021]

IA: Homes for Iowa receives 10 million from COVID-19 relief package. [The Daily Iowan, 09/20/2021]

NY: Stimulus money to improve parks, fund overhauls at Wendt mansion, Johnnie B. Wiley complex. [Buffalo News, 09/21/2021]

NV: Nevada families got $154 million in August from the child tax credit. [Nevada Current, 09/24/2021]

OH: Cleveland approves $20 million upgrade in broadband infrastructure to bridge digital divide. [News 5 Cleveland, 09/20/2021]

OH: Columbus leaders announce $3.5 million for child care initiatives. [NBC 4, 09/20/2021]

PA: Philly receives $42 million from White House initiative to combat homelessness. [Philly Voice, 09/21/2021]

TX: Travis County commits $110 million in federal funding to combat homelessness. [Community Impact, 09/14/2021]

WI: Madison City Council accepts millions more in federal housing aid. [Madison.com, 09/22/2021]

HELP IS HERE STATE AND LOCAL SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS:

San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors, CA:

https://www.facebook.com/CountySupervisorKathyMiller/posts/4329315587183190

CO Senate:

https://twitter.com/senatorkolker/status/1440332489474646016

DE Senate:

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=4911711278857145&id=455832581111726

Athens-Clarke County Commission, GA:

https://twitter.com/TimDenson4ATH/status/1440110778552659971

IN Senate:

https://www.facebook.com/SenatorMrvan/posts/4557012734360822

ND House:

https://www.facebook.com/JoshuaBoschee44/posts/3643977302371623

OR House:

https://www.facebook.com/friendsofsherischouten/posts/3031032143806211

VA House:

https://www.facebook.com/RepBrianHiggins/posts/10158104906181441

Federal Officials:

US Senate, AZ:

https://www.facebook.com/SenMarkKelly/posts/368671578040453

US Senate, CA:

https://twitter.com/senfeinstein/status/1438896775167987714

CA-45:

https://twitter.com/RepKatiePorter/status/1438588573259730949

CA-46:

https://www.facebook.com/RepLouCorrea/posts/2913914405526932

US Senate, IL:

https://twitter.com/DickDurbin/status/1439625333058248708

IL-06:

https://twitter.com/RepCasten/status/1439255870815313922

US Senate, MD:

https://www.facebook.com/chrisvanhollen/posts/10158773568433878

US Senate, ME:

https://www.facebook.com/SenatorAngusSKingJr/posts/1997217710433458

US Senate, NV:

https://twitter.com/senjackyrosen/status/1439622768941748226

NY-19:

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=900377123914145&id=314669989151531

NY-26:

https://www.facebook.com/RepBrianHiggins/posts/10158104906181441

OR-04:

https://www.facebook.com/RepPeterDeFazio/posts/10159483487199812

https://www.facebook.com/RepPeterDeFazio/posts/10159483097109812

PA-03:

https://www.facebook.com/RepDwightEvans/posts/1498143550568216

PA-04:

https://twitter.com/RepDean/status/1438260547997290496

VA-07:

https://www.facebook.com/RepSpanberger/posts/1026051814811559

VA-10:

https://www.facebook.com/CongresswomanWexton/posts/1032329910672923

US Senate, VT:

https://www.facebook.com/senatorsanders/posts/10160309473437908

WA-07:

https://twitter.com/RepJayapal/status/1440424345164263424

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