Help Is Here Roundup: Federal, State, and Local Officials Hail Distribution of American Rescue Plan Funding

Last week, the US Treasury started distributing the $350 billion announced to State and Local governments to help provide critical relief to localities struggling under the coronavirus pandemic. Officials also praised $36 billion in American Rescue Plan funds made available by the Department of Education to support struggling students and institutions impacted by the pandemic.

See more examples below of how the American Rescue Plan is providing tangible benefits to localities everywhere:

HELP IS HERE STATE AND LOCAL STORIES:

AZ: Arizona community colleges, universities and students to receive $471M in emergency funding. [KVOA, 05/11/2021]

MA: Several area colleges receive emergency grant funding for students in need. “Schools in the region will receive nearly $90 million in emergency funding as part of the American Rescue Plan. Western Mass News spoke with two local universities on how they plan to use the money. Schools receiving this funding will divide the money between helping students directly and allocating funds to the university as a whole.” [Western Mass News, 05/12/2021]

ME: King Celebrates Nearly $1.5 Billion in American Rescue Plan Funds Coming to Maine’s State, County, and Local Governments. [King.Senate, 05/12/2021]

MI: Dingell Applauds $7 Billion American Rescue Plan Investment in Public Health Workers. [DebbieDingell.House, 05/13/2021]

NH: State outlines program to test for COVID-19 in schools, overnight camps. [NH Union Leader, 05/11/2021]

NJ: N.J. getting $10.2B in stimulus aid. Here’s how much each county (and 4 dozen towns) will get. [NJ.com, 05/11/2021]

OH: Ohio to get $12 billion from American Rescue Plan. Here’s how much your city and county would get. [Newark Advocate, 05/11/2021]

OH: Congresswoman Beatty Heralds Huge $188 Million+ for Central Ohio Colleges, Universities, and Students. [Beatty.House, 05/13/2021]

TX: Congressman Vela Announces $184M for South Texas Colleges, Universities, and Students. [Vela.House, 05/13/2021]

TX: Federal government sends $15B to Texas for economic recovery. Here’s where it will go. [San Antonio Express News, 05/10/2021]

VA: Over $790M in rescue-plan funds heading to cities, counties and colleges in Hampton Roads. [The Virginian Pilot, 05/11/2021]

WA: Jayapal Announces More Than $171 Million for Seattle-Area Colleges, Universities, and Students. [Jayapal.House, 05/12/2021]

WA: Covid relief funds announced for Western Washington schools. [Pudget Sound Business Journal, 05/11/2021]

WV: Mike Caputo: American Rescue Plan carries hope for rural health care. [Charleston Gazette-Mail, 05/08/2021]

HELP IS HERE STATE AND LOCAL SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS:

Los Angeles City Council, CA:

https://www.facebook.com/CouncilmemberMitchOFarrell/posts/1837358756444159

CO Senate:

https://twitter.com/joannginal/status/1392913785543819266

Cheshire Town City Council, CT:

https://twitter.com/JimJinksCT/status/1393017660254863360

Hillsborough County Commission, FL:

https://www.facebook.com/kovermanhcfl/posts/4577069348986986

FL House:

https://twitter.com/AnnaForFlorida/status/1392852242605170688

https://twitter.com/AnnaForFlorida/status/1392181889356738562

DaKalb County Board of Commissioners, GA (retweet):

https://twitter.com/CommissionerSRB/status/1392885589008175107

KS House:

https://www.facebook.com/PamCurtisKCK/posts/3959326387437727

MA Senate:

https://www.facebook.com/senatorjohnjcronin/posts/170269485011719

ME Senate:

https://www.facebook.com/TreyStewartMaine/posts/3765673103541843

Councilmember, Ann Arbor MI:

https://twitter.com/TravisRadina/status/1391825967337857026

Washtenaw County Commission, MI:

https://twitter.com/JasonMorganA2/status/1391847492292071424

NH House (retweet):

https://twitter.com/alexissimpsonnh/status/1393018424230559752

NY Assembly:

https://www.facebook.com/AssemblywomanButtenschon/posts/783769152329932

Newark City Council, OH:

https://www.facebook.com/jeremyblakeOH/posts/4230094517013896

Oklahoma County Commission, OK:

https://twitter.com/CarrieBlumert/status/1392178430750322688

OR House:

https://twitter.com/jasonforbend/status/1390745036589998083

PA Senate:

https://twitter.com/senatorhughes/status/1392798154525925379

https://www.facebook.com/SenatorJohnKane/posts/205647644731711

https://twitter.com/pasenatedems/status/1392842068674895876

https://www.facebook.com/SenatorTinaTartaglione/posts/4359739574058425

Houston City Council, TX (retweet):

https://twitter.com/salliealcorn/status/1392135522043056129

VA House:

https://twitter.com/joshuacole/status/1392164218405806086

WV House:

https://twitter.com/kaylayoungforwv/status/1392857189568720897

Federal Officials:

AZ-01:

https://www.facebook.com/repohalleran/posts/5418551288217505

CA-34:

https://www.facebook.com/RepJimmyGomez/posts/958203404722559

CA-35:

https://www.facebook.com/RepNormaTorres/posts/4267506633274229

CA-44:

https://www.facebook.com/CongresswomanBarragan/posts/2328831593914585

MD-05:

https://twitter.com/LeaderHoyer/status/1392930735909126149

MI-05:

https://www.facebook.com/RepDanKildee/posts/5595429543832990

MI-12:

https://www.facebook.com/RepDebbieDingell/posts/3675810965857084

FL-22:

https://www.facebook.com/CongressmanTedDeutch/posts/4305789649455845

US Senate, GA:

https://twitter.com/SenOssoff/status/1392860957219622912

IL-03:

https://twitter.com/repmarienewman/status/1392891074096640000

IL-06:

https://www.facebook.com/RepSeanCasten/posts/1645816992274040

IL-08:

https://www.facebook.com/CongressmanRaja/posts/2932943760284551

NJ-01:

https://www.facebook.com/DonaldNorcrossNJ/posts/10158559744184132

NY-18:

https://twitter.com/repseanmaloney/status/1392917648481132545

US Senate, OH:

https://www.facebook.com/SenSherrodBrown/posts/1178652595893332

PA-18:

https://twitter.com/USRepMikeDoyle/status/1392836485733359620

TX-15:

https://www.facebook.com/RepVicenteGonzalez/posts/2869632033255059

TX-35:

https://www.facebook.com/RepLloydDoggett/posts/10158625156573705

VA-02:

https://www.facebook.com/ElaineforCongress/posts/843729519547124

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