Help Is Here Roundup: Federal, State, and Local Officials Highlight American Rescue Plan Benefits

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Over the past few weeks federal, state, and local officials from across America have been using funding from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan 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:

Estimated Local Allocations in the American Rescue Plan. [National League of Cities]

AK: The CARES Act flooded Alaska tribes with funds for pandemic programs. Now they’re bracing for a bigger deluge. [KTOO, 04/05/2021]

FL: State Senate may add funds to pay for Piney Point cleanup. [ABC 7, 04/05/2021]

GA: South Georgia schools to receive millions in funding through American Rescue Plan. [WCTV, 04/03/2021]

GA: Harris County School District to receive $5.2M from American Rescue Plan. [WTVM, 04/05/2021]

GA: City of Savannah to receive more than $50M in federal aid. [WTOC, 04/07/2021]

HI: Hilo Veterans Home to Receive Hundreds of Thousands in COVID Relief. [Big Island Now, 04/03/2021]

ID: Chubbuck seeks federal funds for second fire station. [Idaho State Journal, 04/06/2021]

IL Rep. Lauren Underwood Op-Ed: Inside the stimulus measure, the ACA gets an upgrade. [The Washington Post, 04/03/2021]

KY: Kentucky awarded $40 million by CDC to expand COVID-19 vaccine programs. [WDRB, 04/06/2021]

MA: American Rescue Plan delivers nearly $13 million to expand COVID vaccinations in Greenfield, Worcester. [MassLive, 04/04/2021]

MN: Historic investment a lifeline for Minnesota tribes devastated by COVID. [Star Tribune, 04/05/2021]

NC: Hurtado: Help is here, with the American Rescue Plan. [The Times News, 03/30/2021]

OR: Virginia Garcia receives major boost from American Rescue Plan. [ForestGroveNewsTimes, 04/07/2021]

OH: Survey Asks Cincinnatians To Tell Council How $290M Stimulus Should Be Spent. [WVXU, 04/05/2021]

OH: Ohio to receive more than $100 million for vaccination efforts. [ABC 13, 04/06/2021]

PA: Philadelphia will use federal relief money on building repair, academic recovery, and dealing with trauma. [Philadelphia ChalkBeat, 03/26/2021]

PA: Sen. Bob Casey Op-Ed: Ending child poverty is a mission worthy of a great nation. [Go Erie, 04/04/2021]

PA: Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority getting $11.6 million from American Rescue Plan. [Go Erie, 04/02/2021]

RI: American Rescue Plan includes $23M for RI to develop affordable housing. [WPRI, 04/06/2021]

TX: Things to know: Half a million Texans are now eligible for more healthcare savings. [MYSA, 04/06/2021]

TX: Federal relief offers Houston way to avert fiscal disaster — for now. [ABC 13, 04/06/2021]

VT: Sanders announces $33 million funding for community health centers. [WCAX, 04/02/2021]

WV: American Rescue Plan: Matoaka receiving $80,000 with responsibility questions unanswered. [Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 04/04/2021]

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