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

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Just over 1 month since the President Biden’s American Rescue Plan was passed, federal, state, and local officials from across America and of both parties 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:

CO: “We have never seen this much money”: Federal cash pours into Colorado’s cities and counties. [The Denver Post, 04/05/2021]

CT: Connecticut is receiving $1.1B in COVID-19 stimulus for K-12 schools. Here’s how the state plans to distribute it. [Hartford Courant, 04/08/2021]

GA: Senators Ossoff and Warnock announce additional Federal funding for affordable housing in Georgia. “The funding comes from the $5 billion HOME Investment Partnerships Program provision included in the American Rescue Plan, created to strengthen affordable housing options and support services for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness” [The Atlanta Voice, 04/08/2021]

IN: State Rep. Harris Jr. proposes repayment plan for parents home-schooling during COVID-19. [Indiana House Democrats, 04/08/2021]

KS: New COVID relief bill could help bring back Wichita aviation jobs. Here’s how. [The Wichita Eagle, 03/16/2021]

MA: Auchincloss on How American Jobs Plan Helps the SouthCoast [OPINION]. [WBSM, 04/12/2021]

MA: Neal Touts County’s $41M Portion of American Rescue Plan. [IBerkShires.com, 03/26/2021]

MD: Here’s what the American Rescue Plan could mean for Baltimore | COMMENTARY. [Baltimore Sun, 04/08/2021]

MI: $175M in federal funding going to small businesses in Michigan. [NBC 25, 04/14/2021]

MI: Michigan to receive $18B from American Rescue Plan. [WOODTV, 04/12/2021]

MN: How Zumbrota and Wabasha may use funding from American Rescue Plan. [KTTC, 04/09/2021]

NH: Sen. Jeanne Shaheen: What does the American Rescue Plan mean for New Hampshire? [Concord Monitor, 04/11/2021]

NV: Cortez Masto, education leaders tout relief money for schools. [Review Journal, 04/07/2021]

OR: Child care tax credit expansion to boost Oregon families. [Portland Tribune, 04/07/2021]

PA: At schools, airports, and mushroom farms, Democrats sell voters on Biden’s stimulus. [Philadelphia Inquirer, 04/11/2021]

PA: Philadelphia Mayor Kenney Touts American Rescue Plan. [Yahoo News, 04/08/2021]

PA: Stimulus grants mean Day by Day and other Philadelphia restaurants will live to see another day. [The Philadelphia Inquirer, 04/12/2021]

PA: School districts plan summer schools, curriculum upgrades with COVID relief funds. [The Times Tribune, 04/12/2021]

RI: American Rescue Plan brings more than $2B to R.I. [The Narragansett Times, 03/22/2021]

VT: Delegation announces $11 million for housing construction from ARPA. [VermontBiz, 04/12/2021]

WA: Federal Relief Package Includes $15.6M for County. [The Chronicle, 04/05/2021]

WA: King County would spend $600 million in COVID-19 recovery under plan proposed by County Executive Dow Constantine. [Seattle Times, 03/24/2021]

WI: Gov. Evers announces $100M investment in economic recovery. [WSAWTV, 04/13/2021]

WI: Rural health center uses grant funding to stay fully open. [WXOW, 04/07/2021]

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