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Help Is Here Roundup: Bipartisan Federal, State, and Local Officials Highlight ARP
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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. This past week, officials from both parties praised the opening of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, which provides over $28 billion in funds from the American Rescue Plan to struggling restaurants and small businesses. Additionally, nearly one million people have signed up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act following its extended enrollment window and subsidies provided by the American Rescue Plan.

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: Initial response strong to special Affordable Care Act open enrollment. [AZ Big Media, 05/06/2021]

CT: Some Connecticut Residents To See 2-Year Break On Health Insurance Premiums. “More than 100,000 people in Connecticut will soon be paying a lot less for health insurance. The state will receive $85 million dollars from the American Rescue Plan to help lower monthly premiums.” [NBC CT, 04/26/2021]

DE: LaRed Health Center to receive $3.8M American Rescue Plan grant. [Coastal Point, 05/04/2021]

IL: Duckworth, Durbin Announce More Than $9 Million in Grants for COVID Vaccine Education, Availability. [NBC 4, 05/05/2021]

KY: Kentuckians With ACA Marketplace Plans Now Can Save On Coverage. [Patch.com, 04/29/2021]

MD: Additional funding provided for Maryland P-EBT. “The state is now able to extend their Pandemic electronic benefit transfer after a massive additional $727 million in benefits was issued. […] We’re told this expansion will help more than 530,000 students who have temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price meals at school. The American Rescue Plan Act extended P-EBT through the duration of the pandemic to help provide students with healthy, affordable and nutritious meals.” [ABC 47, 05/03/2021]

MT: TESTER ANNOUNCES NEARLY $2 MILLION IN PANDEMIC RELIEF FOR BILLINGS CLINIC. [Tester.Senate, 05/06/2021]

NH: NH delegation welcomes nearly $1 million to support COVID-19 vaccinations in underserved areas. [Nashua Telegraph, 05/06/2021]

NH: NH delegation announces $283K through American Rescue Plan to strengthen home visiting services for vulnerable families. [Nashua Telegraph, 05/05/2021]

NJ: Pallone Announces New Jersey will Receive $6.5 Million for Vaccine Awareness Campaigns and Education. [Pallone.House, 05/05/2021]

NY: CONGRESSMAN JOE MORELLE ANNOUNCES OVER $163 MILLION TO SUPPORT OLDER AMERICANS IN NEW YORK STATE. [Morelle.house, 05/06/2021]

NY: Maloney Brings Home $82 Million for New York’s Seniors Through American Rescue Plan. [Maloney.House, 05/06/2021]

TX: Finally, COVID Relief Funds Coming to Austin Schools. [Austin Chronicle, 04/30/2021]

VT: Leahy Announces $12 Million In Federal COVID Relief To Bolster VT’s Substance Use Treatment And Prevention Response. [Leahy.Senate, 05/06/2021]

WV: MANCHIN: AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN INCREASED COVID-19 VACCINATIONS IN WEST VIRGINIA. [Manchin.Senate, 05/06/2021]

HELP IS HERE STATE AND LOCAL SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS:

Mayor, Birmingham AL:

https://twitter.com/randallwoodfin/status/1388177489327964166

https://www.facebook.com/MayorRandallWoodfin/posts/2873892602869881

City Council, San Jose CA:

https://twitter.com/sylviaarenas/status/1387578588505939971

City Council, Los Angeles CA:

https://www.facebook.com/mhdcd8/posts/3014385155474278

CA Assembly:

https://www.facebook.com/RBKcalifornia/posts/1091401681348269

CA Senate:

https://twitter.com/bobwieckowskica/status/1388220759252692997

CO House:

https://twitter.com/mccormickforco/status/1390035781834534914

CT House:

https://www.facebook.com/RepConley/posts/1877037109114203

CT Governor:

https://www.facebook.com/GovNedLamont/posts/321993839484953

FL House:

https://twitter.com/flhousedems/status/1390692388058894348

https://www.facebook.com/AnnaForFlorida/posts/1165128553928508

HI House:

https://www.facebook.com/repilagan/posts/168241625207782

IA House:

https://twitter.com/iowahousedems/status/1390388857141698562

IA Senate (retweet):

https://twitter.com/zachwahls/status/1390396307257315335

IN House:

https://www.facebook.com/RepChrisMay/posts/1728110580701836

MD Senate:

https://twitter.com/katiefryhester/status/1390416280122011654

MI House:

https://www.facebook.com/RepHope/posts/1413428355675687

NC House:

https://twitter.com/nchousedems/status/1388906823223230466

New York City Council:

https://twitter.com/bradlander/status/1388948311181307905

https://www.facebook.com/CouncilwomanDebiRose/posts/207469704516724

OH House:

https://twitter.com/RepGalonski/status/1388122241246842880

OH Senate:

https://www.facebook.com/TinaMaharath/posts/310347053784104

https://www.facebook.com/TinaMaharath/posts/309622633856546

PA Senate:

https://twitter.com/RepSummerLee/status/1390331868520886277

VA House:

https://www.facebook.com/DelegateFowler/posts/4465182146843658

King County, WA:

https://www.facebook.com/ExecutiveConstantine/posts/10160898360213272

WI Assembly:

https://www.facebook.com/StateRepDavidBowen/posts/2712502032342921

Federal Officials:

AZ-2:

https://twitter.com/RepKirkpatrick/status/1390351108430761986

CA-27:

https://www.facebook.com/RepJudyChu/posts/10165799020485131

https://twitter.com/RepJudyChu/status/1390425363797446658

CA-31:

https://www.facebook.com/reppeteaguilar/posts/6129923207021498

CA-44:

https://twitter.com/repbarragan/status/1389641473927258115

CA-49:

https://twitter.com/mikelevin/status/1389968806856953864

US Senate, CA:

https://twitter.com/senalexpadilla/status/1389997556453847054

CT-4:

https://www.facebook.com/RepJimHimes/posts/10159175783558620

US Senate, DE:

https://twitter.com/ChrisCoons/status/1389262946459586564

https://www.facebook.com/senatorchriscoons/posts/4396406867039219

GA-13:

https://twitter.com/RepDavidScott/status/1389616153929072640

US Senate, GA:

https://twitter.com/reverendwarnock/status/1390297798264836098

IL-14:

https://www.facebook.com/repunderwood/posts/2440961982716101

https://www.facebook.com/repunderwood/posts/2440873869391579

MA-3:

https://www.facebook.com/RepLoriTrahan/posts/839151413475463

MA-4:

https://www.facebook.com/JakeAuchincloss/posts/2354324831378902

US Senate, MD:

https://twitter.com/ChrisVanHollen/status/1390415976429150219

MI-12:

https://www.facebook.com/RepDebbieDingell/posts/3647158558722325

US Senate, MI:

https://twitter.com/SenStabenow/status/1390673149516259329

US Senate, MT:

https://twitter.com/senatortester/status/1390665949808717826

US Senate, NJ:

https://www.facebook.com/senatormenendez/posts/10159223714981358

NY-2:

https://twitter.com/PaulTonko/status/1389269774710968321

US Senate, NY:

https://www.facebook.com/senschumer/posts/10159639861204407

https://www.facebook.com/senschumer/posts/10159634421649407

PA-3:

https://www.facebook.com/RepDwightEvans/posts/1401262340256338

TX-28:

https://www.facebook.com/repcuellar/posts/10157889121286551

VA-10:

https://twitter.com/RepWexton/status/1390455571837501444

US Senate, WA:

https://twitter.com/MurrayCampaign/status/1390388416613920773

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