Help Is Here Roundup: Federal, State, and Local Officials Continue to Praise American Rescue Plan as it Funds Key Programs

Federal, State, and Local officials from across the country continue to see benefits from the American Rescue Plan for their constituents months after its passage.

State and local governments continue to use ARP funding to revitalize their communities. In Maine, Governor Janet Mills announced that $128 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds would go towards Maine’s effort to expand broadband internet service. In Wisconsin, Governor Evers announced that $25 million in ARP funds would go towards investing in urban transit systems. And in Michigan, Governor Whitmer proposed $200 million in ARP funds go toward replacing lead service lines to improve access to safe drinking water.

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

HELP IS HERE STATE AND LOCAL STORIES:

CT: Connecticut receives funding and final approval for $1.1 billion in federal COVID relief assistance for schools. [Hartford Courant, 08/27/2021]

FL: Millions in student debt canceled at Palm Beach State College. [WPTV, 09/02/2021]

FL: Hillsborough County’s American Rescue Plan: Roads first: Allocations of the $285.9 million in federal aid also will target environment, public safety and other needs. [tampa Bay Times, 08/31/2021]

MD: BWI Airport To Receive Over $13M In Federal Funding. [CBS 13, 08/31/2021]

ME: Maine to Invest $128M Toward Expanding Broadband Access. [GovTech, 09/08/2021]

ME: Maine to receive $128 million in relief funds for broadband expansion. [Press Herald, 09/03/2021]

MI: Gov. Whitmer proposes $200M investment to replace lead lines statewide. [NBC 25, 09/08/2021]

NM: New Mexico health care exchange to offer reduced prices. [Santa Fe New Mexican, 08/30/2021]

NY: NYC is using Biden’s stimulus to support taxi drivers, the homeless, and give artists $5,000 checks. [Insider, 09/07/2021]

OH: Warren’s 3rd Ward wants to use American Rescue Plan funds to fix flooding issues. [WKBN, 09/01/2021]

SC: Horry County Council passes $2,500 bonuses for first responders. [WBTW, 09/07/2021]

TX: Metro receives $299M in federal COVID aid. [Houston Chronicle, 09/02/2021]

WI: $25 Million In Federal Money Invested In WI Urban Transit: Evers. [Patch.com, 08/30/2021]

WV: Morgantown Municipal Airport to receive a $2.7 million grant for airport runway extension project. [12WBOY, 09/07/2021]

HELP IS HERE STATE AND LOCAL SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS:

Los Angeles City Council, CA:

https://www.facebook.com/krekorian/posts/4703382746340926

CA Senate:

https://www.facebook.com/SenatorUmberg/posts/4197842303647606

CT House:

https://www.facebook.com/StateRepJason.Rojas/posts/5995525480488944

Council Member, Hartford CT:

https://twitter.com/surgeonshirley/status/1432800467545825280

IN Senate:

https://twitter.com/timlanane/status/1435973087665827842

https://www.facebook.com/SenGregTaylor/posts/4143741232408630

OK Senate:

https://www.facebook.com/senatorjuliakirt/posts/239855758027737

City Council, Knoxville TN:

https://www.facebook.com/votelaurenrider/posts/3057161711182801

WI Assembly:

https://www.facebook.com/RepKalanHaywood/posts/2011245542365356

WI Senate:

https://www.facebook.com/SenatorAgard/posts/4219622598156327

VA Senate:

https://www.facebook.com/JohnEdwardsVA/posts/1802104723325665

Federal Officials:

US Senate, CT:

https://twitter.com/senblumenthal/status/1432430416586285059

GA-04:

https://www.facebook.com/RepHankJohnson/posts/10158325140282006

GA-07:

https://twitter.com/repbourdeaux/status/1433077434400878592

KS-03:

https://twitter.com/RepDavids/status/1434312680299536385

https://www.facebook.com/RepDavids/posts/3999770473468047

https://twitter.com/RepDavids/status/1432406962113761285

MI-05:

https://www.facebook.com/RepDanKildee/posts/6186423148066957

US Senate, ME:

https://www.facebook.com/SenatorAngusSKingJr/posts/1986831868138709

US Senate, NV:

https://twitter.com/senjackyrosen/status/1435272410970869761

https://twitter.com/senjackyrosen/status/1433165576873054216

NY-18:

https://www.facebook.com/repseanmaloney/posts/4689896407689811

NY-25:

https://www.facebook.com/RepJoeMorelle/posts/4985411561475648

OR-4:

https://www.facebook.com/RepPeterDeFazio/posts/10159451336734812

OR-05:

https://www.facebook.com/repschrader/posts/10158098210136696

SC-06:

https://www.facebook.com/WhipClyburn/posts/4724713727568550

TX-09:

https://twitter.com/repalgreen/status/1433577232430153736

TX-15:

https://www.facebook.com/RepVicenteGonzalez/posts/2949015155316746

VA-06:

https://www.facebook.com/RepMcEachin/posts/3040320636244257

VA-07:

https://www.facebook.com/RepSpanberger/posts/1011528126263928

WA-07:

https://twitter.com/RepJayapal/status/1432095037622476800

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