Help Is Here Roundup: Federal, State, and Local Officials Continue to Tout Relief Provided by American Rescue Plan Funding

Since President Biden’s American Rescue Plan was passed last month, federal, state, and local officials from across America have been using its funding to provide critical relief to states and localities struggling under the coronavirus pandemic. See examples below of how the American Rescue Plan is providing tangible benefits to localities everywhere:

HELP IS HERE STATE AND LOCAL STORIES:

AL: Alabama to receive $940 million incentive payments, over two years, if the state expands Medicaid under the American Rescue Plan. [Black Press USA, 04/09/2021]

AL: Federal funds set for child care providers across Alabama. [WSFA12, 04/19/2021]

CA: Padilla and Lee: Rescue Plan Will Lift Half a Million California Kids Out of Poverty. [The Observer, 04/15/2021]

NH: Shaheen, Hassan Want Local PFAS Projects Made Eligible For Pandemic Stimulus Funding. [NHPR, 04/14/2021]

NV: Nevada to get $361 million in federal child care grants. [Nevada Appeal, 04/17/2021]

NV: Rep. Horsford Op-Ed — Help is Here for Nevada’s Small Businesses. [The Urban Voice, 04/13/2021]

OH: Investing in workers means justice for retirees, a leg up for the middle class: Marty Walsh and Sherrod Brown. [Cleveland.com, 04/16/2021]

PA: Luzerne County school districts receiving nearly $200M in COVID-19 relief. [The Citizen’s Voice, 04/18/2021]

TX: Rep. Alred Op-Ed — The American Rescue Plan expanded access to health care. [North Dallas Gazette, 04/15/2021]

TX: Three El Paso clinics to receive more than $12.6 million to fight COVID-19. [El Paso Times, 03/30/2021]

VT: Vermont gets more than $150 million in COVID vaccination and mitigation funds. [Vermont Biz, 04/19/2021]

WA: Kilmer Announces Over $632 Million to Keep Washington Child Care Providers on the Job, Lower Costs for Working Families. [The Suburban Times, 04/20/2021]

WV: More than $1.8 million awarded to WV to help fight COVID-19 variants. [12WBOY, 04/19/2021]

WV: Cindy Lavender-Bowe: Thankful Manchin helped pass American Rescue Plan. [Charleston Gazette Mail, 04/15/2021]

HELP IS HERE STATE AND LOCAL SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS:

AR House:

https://twitter.com/KeithIngramAR/status/1384907378706063361

AZ Senate:

https://twitter.com/victorialsteele/status/1384613666755018753

https://twitter.com/AZSenateDems/status/1384610307608174593

CA Senate (Retweet):

https://twitter.com/DrPanMD/status/1383824949605912593

Councilmember, Los Angeles CA:

https://www.facebook.com/mhdcd8/posts/3000636286849165

Vice Mayor West Peake, Corona CA:

https://www.facebook.com/Speake4Corona/posts/1107480889734053

City Council, Oakland CA:

https://twitter.com/lorenmtaylor/status/1382845499263225858

CT House:

https://www.facebook.com/StateRepQPhipps/photos/a.1222237011264015/1921071894713853

IA Senate:

https://www.facebook.com/janet4iowa/posts/10160586648501336

DuPage County Board, IL:

https://twitter.com/JulieRenehan/status/1383116234644975616

IN House:

https://twitter.com/inhsedems/status/1384582645221269506

https://twitter.com/ryandvorak/status/1382821559568625667

https://twitter.com/inhsedems/status/1384573064353128457

Councilor, Fitchburg MA:

https://www.facebook.com/votesamsquailia/posts/4387216011289959

Council member Montgomery County, MD:

https://twitter.com/nancy_navarro/status/1384977655708192773

Kent County Board of Commissioners, MI (Retweet):

https://twitter.com/philipskaggs/status/1383792703196983304

NM House:

https://twitter.com/JavierForNM/status/1384225340180996096

Akron City Council, OH:

https://twitter.com/shammasmalik/status/1382835654904647686

OH House:

https://twitter.com/EricaCCrawley/status/1383883349198970887

PA House:

https://www.facebook.com/RepJordanHarris/posts/1869054493262927

https://www.facebook.com/RepCarrieLewisDelRosso/photos/a.111933250749210/180247823917752

https://www.facebook.com/RyanForPA/posts/293611032325928

Councilmember, Philadelphia PA:

https://www.facebook.com/councilmemberderekgreen/posts/297459168605459

TX House:

https://twitter.com/repwalle/status/1384225344576577536

VA House:

https://twitter.com/vahousedems/status/1382838322716934153

Federal Officials:

AL-07:

https://www.facebook.com/RepSewell/posts/5375481509191508

AL-19:

https://www.facebook.com/RepresentativeLauraHall/posts/10159411245538454

AZ-01:

https://www.facebook.com/repohalleran/posts/5300607240011911

AZ-09:

https://www.facebook.com/repgregstanton/posts/5749388401745749

CA-15:

https://twitter.com/RepSwalwell/status/1384224687434047496

CA-34:

https://twitter.com/JimmyGomezCA/status/1384182527317864453

CA-40:

https://www.facebook.com/RepRoybalAllard/posts/4438894432791717

FL-24:

https://twitter.com/repwilson/status/1384555006821470211

GA-07:

https://twitter.com/repbourdeaux/status/1383925405963329541

HI-01:

https://twitter.com/repedcase/status/1384564036021506055

IL-06:

https://www.facebook.com/RepSeanCasten/posts/1626771520845254

KS-03:

https://www.facebook.com/RepDavids/posts/3614531841991914

MA-01:

https://twitter.com/RepRichardNeal/status/1383116044294885382

MD-6:

https://twitter.com/repdavidtrone/status/1384586353325842436

US Senate, MI:

https://www.facebook.com/SenatorStabenow/posts/864306304121581

MP-1 (Mariana Islands):

https://twitter.com/Kilili_Sablan/status/1385046949007556615

https://www.facebook.com/congressmansablan/posts/10159553477382664

NH-02:

https://www.facebook.com/CongresswomanAnnieKuster/posts/1781498262023181

US Senate, NJ:

https://twitter.com/senatormenendez/status/1384160527820017665

NJ-07:

https://twitter.com/repmalinowski/status/1384905648031346689

NJ-10:

https://twitter.com/RepDonaldPayne/status/1384169934817660929

NV-04:

https://www.facebook.com/RepHorsford/photos/a.321625551271538/3453071874793541

NY-06:

https://twitter.com/Grace4NY/status/1384214064977514496

NY-18:

https://www.facebook.com/repseanmaloney/posts/4294124477267008

https://www.facebook.com/repseanmaloney/posts/4290532404292882

NY-20:

https://twitter.com/PaulTonko/status/1383928494078382080

NY-25:

https://www.facebook.com/RepJoeMorelle/posts/4573231386027003

US Senate, NV:

https://www.facebook.com/SenatorCortezMasto/posts/4100839649959744

OR-01:

https://twitter.com/repbonamici/status/1383114849115332610

PA-05:

https://twitter.com/RepMGS/status/1380198441960271874?s=20

https://twitter.com/RepMGS/status/1382763150773080064?s=20

PA-08:

https://www.facebook.com/CongressmanMattCartwright/posts/3799248040201273

https://twitter.com/RepCartwright/status/1384173126565568516

TX-16:

https://twitter.com/RepEscobar/status/1377793357506879491

https://twitter.com/RepEscobar/status/1379973114549899266

https://twitter.com/RepEscobar/status/1378508867831619586

TX-28:

https://www.facebook.com/repcuellar/posts/10157854909401551

VA-10:

https://www.facebook.com/CongresswomanWexton/posts/939029166669665

US Senate, WI:

https://www.facebook.com/senatortammybaldwin/posts/10159270114427140

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