Help Is Here Roundup: Federal, State, and Local Officials Hail American Rescue Plan Allocations for Critical Constituent Programs

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:

Biden administration expands pandemic aid to feed 30 million low-income children this summer. [CNN, 04/26/2021]

Feds fund mental health crisis teams to stand in for police. “President Joe Biden’s recent coronavirus relief bill calls for an estimated $1 billion over 10 years for states that set up mobile crisis teams, currently locally operated in a handful of places.” [ABC News, 04/23/2021]

AZ: ICYMI: Rep. Kirkpatrick Announces Critical Nutrition Assistance for 700,000+ Arizona Children Thanks to the American Rescue Plan. [Kirkpatrick.House, 04/27/2021]

CA: Padilla announces over $667 million for affordable housing projects. [Del Norte Triplicate, 04/22/2021]

CA: CONGRESSMAN PANETTA HIGHLIGHTS A REPORT THAT THE EXPANDED CHILD TAX CREDIT IN AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN WILL BENEFIT 158,000 CENTRAL COAST CHILDREN. [Panetta.House, 04/27/2021]

CO: Governor Polis Joins Secretary Fudge, Chairwoman Waters, Mayors to Announce American Rescue Plan Relief for Homelessness. [CO Gov, 04/23/2021]

CO: Bennet-championed Expanded Child Tax Credit Will Benefit 93% of Kids Living in Rural Colorado. [Bennett.Senate, 04/26/2021]

DC: More than $1.8 billion flows into schools in the Washington region to help amid pandemic. [The Washington Post, 04/23/2021]

IN: Melton approves biennial state budget, applauds Biden Rescue Plan for allowing investment into Hoosiers. [Indiana Senate Democrats, 04/22/2021]

KS: HALF A BILLION DOLLARS IN FUNDING REP. DAVIDS HELPED SECURE TO BE USED TO UPDATE KANSAS UNEMPLOYMENT COMPUTER SYSTEM. [Davids.House, 04/26/2021]

MA: Congresswoman Trahan Announces Over $500 Million in Funding To Massachusetts Child Care Providers. [Trahan.House, 04/23/2021]

MD: Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $12.8 Million from American Rescue Plan Funding to Support Homeless Students. [Hoyer.House, 04/27/2021]

ME: Broadband talk is finally connecting with more significant investment. “The American Rescue Plan Act passed in March included $10 billion for broadband, and Maine is expected to receive roughly $120 million of that funding.“ [Bangor Daily News, 04/26/2021]

MN: Klobuchar highlights funding to build 3 new Minnesota veterans homes. [Fox 9, 04/26/2021]

NH: NH Delegation Announces More than $405K in Federal Funding through American Rescue Plan for NH Head Start Programs. [Shaheen.Senate, 04/23/2021]

NJ: Sens. Menendez, Booker push for bold infrastructure funding for New Jersey. [ABC 7, 04/26/2021]

NY: Struggling tenants in Monroe Co. can apply for emergency rent assistance. [Spectrum Local News, 04/21/2021]

NY: HIGGINS SAYS CHILD TAX CREDIT WILL BENEFIT NEARLY 400,000 CHILDREN IN WESTERN NEW YORK. [Higgins.House, 04/28/2021]

PA: Sanchez: The PA Rescue Plan helps the local businesses hit hardest by COVID-19. [PA House, 04/27/2021]

WA: Senator Murray Announces More than $173 Million in Homeowner Assistance from the American Rescue Plan Coming to Washington State. [Murray.Senate, 04/23/2021]

WV: MANCHIN ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $53 MILLION FROM AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN TO EXPAND COVID-19 TESTING IN WEST VIRIGNIA. [Manchin.Senate, 04/23/2021]

WV: MANCHIN: WEST VIRGINIA TO RECEIVE $1.2 MILLION FOR STUDENTS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS IN FIRST ROUND OF AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN FUNDING. [Manchin.Senate, 04/23/2021]

WV: MANCHIN: AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN DELIVERS $25 MILLION INCREASE IN FOOD ASSISTANCE BENEFITS FOR WEST VIRGINIANS. [Manchin.Senate, 04/22/2021]

HELP IS HERE STATE AND LOCAL SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS:

CA Senate:

https://www.facebook.com/SenatorUmberg/photos/a.1969379136493945/3787815347983639

CO House:

https://twitter.com/jackson4co/status/1385731704111783936

Alderwoman, Springfield IL:

https://www.facebook.com/KristinForWard6/posts/1857959294361413

IN House:

https://twitter.com/inhsedems/status/1385693677528440834

LA House:

https://twitter.com/aimee4nola/status/1385725660614647809

Alderwoman, St. Louis MO:

https://twitter.com/MeganEllyia/status/1385657341832536064

Councilmember, Durham NC:

https://twitter.com/CharlieReece/status/1385584736198856706

NC House:

https://twitter.com/nchousedems/status/1386719992633307139

https://www.facebook.com/verlainskonc/posts/2968832700013016

NH House:

https://twitter.com/marysullivanhea/status/1385589180080824323

NV Assembly (Retweet):

https://twitter.com/cohen4ad29/status/1385764701410189317

New York City Council, NY (Retweet):

https://twitter.com/Vanessalgibson/status/1385942782519431175

OH House:

https://www.facebook.com/TinaMaharath/posts/304077614411048

Clackamas County Commission Board Chair, OR:

https://www.facebook.com/TootieforOregon/posts/3904878932952677

Councilmember, Philadelphia PA:

https://twitter.com/CouncilmemberJG/status/1386728196838674436

PA House:

https://twitter.com/repdelloso/status/1385949144704077827

https://twitter.com/RepAustinDavis/status/1386779357021151234

RI Senate:

https://twitter.com/senloudipalma/status/1385651811823017985

VA House:

https://www.facebook.com/DelegateEileenFillerCorn/posts/10165014997730029

Federal Officials:

GA-04:

https://twitter.com/RepHankJohnson/status/1387137075233890310

IL-10:

https://twitter.com/repschneider/status/1386362625014083584

IL-14:

https://www.facebook.com/repunderwood/posts/2435569873255312

KS-03:

https://twitter.com/RepDavids/status/1386818659776139267

https://twitter.com/RepDavids/status/1386399591868682242

MI-08:

https://www.facebook.com/RepElissaSlotkin/posts/4179834885369819

NV-4:

https://www.facebook.com/RepHorsford/posts/3467034140063981

US Senate, NV:

https://www.facebook.com/SenatorCortezMasto/posts/4112771038766605

NY-19:

https://www.facebook.com/DelgadoforCongress/posts/1264947950568515

OR-01:

https://twitter.com/repbonamici/status/1387144287364820997

PA-04:

https://www.facebook.com/RepMadeleineDean/posts/3779463998768174

PA-08:

https://www.facebook.com/CongressmanMattCartwright/posts/3819988604793883

TX-15:

https://twitter.com/RepGonzalez/status/1387075907890909185

TX-16:

https://twitter.com/RepEscobar/status/1387206177050615812

TX-35:

https://www.facebook.com/RepLloydDoggett/posts/10158584590668705

WA-07:

https://twitter.com/RepJayapal/status/1387077831126102017

https://twitter.com/RepJayapal/status/1386077493770309639

US Senate, WI:

https://twitter.com/SenatorBaldwin/status/1387123351513182220

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