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Help Is Here Roundup: Federal, State, and Local Officials Continue to Praise American Rescue Plan…
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Help Is Here Roundup: Federal, State, and Local Officials Continue to Praise American Rescue Plan…

Federal State and Local Officials continue to praise the provisions in the American Rescue Plan that are providing relief for their communities. Last week, the Biden administration announced it would begin making crucial monthly child tax credit payments starting in July. Additional federal funding, such as $3 billion in relief going to states for mental health programs, continues to provide critical relief to working class Americans.

As of this week, over $105 billion has been given to states and cities trying to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. For instance, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced the state intends to use $575 million in ARP funding to address affordable housing needs and $30 million for repairs and infrastructure for economically-vital NASCAR tracks in the state.

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

HELP IS HERE STATE AND LOCAL STORIES:

AK: Alaska Senate passes bill to pay for Alaska’s essential and laid-off workers to attend college. [KTOO, 05/17/2021]

CA: US Sen. Alex Padilla announces $667 million in funding for affordable housing projects. [The Daily Californian, 05/21/2021]

CO: Colorado governor signs $34 billion budget into law, setting aside historic reserves and funding $800M stimulus package. [The Colorado Sun, 05/17/2021]

CT: Tolland Getting $400,000-Plus in American Rescue Plan Funding. [Patch.com, 05/11/2021]

DE: Historically Black University Cancels $730K+ In Student Debt With COVID-19 Relief Funds. [NowThis, 05/18/2021]

GA: $84 Million for Georgia HBCUs was secured by Senators Ossoff and Warnock. [The Atlanta Voice, 05/18/2021]

GA: Sens. Ossoff and Rev. Warnock Secure Over $1.1 Billion for Higher Education Institutions in Georgia. [Ossoff.Senate, 05/20/2021]

IN: Muncie officials unveil 4-year spending plan for $32 million in American Rescue Plan funds. [The Star Press, 05/20/2021]

IN: Gary schools to ‘double down on academics’ with federal funding. [NWI Times, 05/14/2021]

KS: REP. DAVIDS ANNOUNCES $110 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES IN THE THIRD DISTRICT. [Davids.House, 05/19/2021]

MD: Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces Nearly $55.4 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding to Expand Mental Health Services and Combat the Opioid Epidemic. [Hoyer.House, 05/19/2021]

MI: Michigan families to receive at least $95 more in food assistance benefits. [Detroit Free Press, 05/17/2021]

NC: $45 million in COVID funding allocated to improve motorsports facilities across NC. [Fox 8, 05/19/2021]

NC: Gov. Cooper proposes sending NC families checks using American Rescue Plan funds. [WECT, 05/20/2021]

NC: Cooper proposes more grants for parents, and other uses for NC’s $5.7B in COVID relief. [NewsObserver, 05/19/2021]

NH: NH Delegation Announces More Than $1.3 Million to NH Veterans Home from American Rescue Plan. [Shaheen.Senate, 05/19/2021]

NJ: Pallone Announces New Jersey Will Receive Over $78 Million to Support Mental Health Services and Substance Use Needs. [Pallone.House, 05/18/2021]

OH: Ohio’s state and local governments are receiving a once-in-a-lifetime infusion of cash, and we’ll be tracking every dollar: Stimulus Watch. [Cleveland.com, 05/18/2021]

TX: TXST To Receive $92 Million In Emergency Funding From American Rescue Plan. [San Marcos Daily Record, 05/16/2021]

VA: Va. gets $69 million for mental-health, drug-overdose efforts from Rescue Plan. [Star Exponent, 05/18/2021]

WI: Gov. Evers announces $100 million investment for broadband access. [WAOW, 05/18/2021]

HELP IS HERE STATE AND LOCAL SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS:

Gainesville City Commission, FL:

https://www.facebook.com/commissionerarreola/posts/3919110651509763

FL House:

https://twitter.com/allisontantfl/status/1394340687651524614

GA Senate:

https://twitter.com/gasenatedems/status/1395464181248372737

IA House:

https://twitter.com/repmarywolfe/status/1393948536039936005

Chicago City Council, IL:

https://twitter.com/cdrosa/status/1394820714646188032

IL Senate:

https://twitter.com/senatorlaura/status/1394346018053963782

https://www.facebook.com/senterribryant/posts/1660255737508531

Vice Mayor, Cambridge MA:

https://twitter.com/ammallon/status/1394621622687043585

Akron City Council, OH:

https://twitter.com/shammasmalik/status/1394757747082661894

PA House:

https://twitter.com/pahousedems/status/1395383553639292929

Shelby County Commission, TN (retweet):

https://twitter.com/tamisawyer/status/1394596493873528833

TN Senate:

https://www.facebook.com/briankelsey/posts/10159681442574653

WI Senate:

https://www.facebook.com/VoteChrisLarson/posts/4561814610495422

WV Senate:

https://twitter.com/glennjeffrieswv/status/1394768211497869321

Federal Officials:

AZ-02:

https://www.facebook.com/RepKirkpatrick/

CA-14:

https://twitter.com/RepSpeier/status/1395467761032339460

CA-24:

https://www.facebook.com/repsaludcarbajal/posts/1103087103512402

CA-34:

https://www.facebook.com/RepJimmyGomez/posts/961372124405687

CT-02:

https://www.facebook.com/joecourtney/posts/10159129879089231

https://www.facebook.com/joecourtney/posts/10159130437714231

US Senate, CT:

https://www.facebook.com/senchrismurphy/photos/a.2429070460497243/5592036587533932

FL-13:

https://www.facebook.com/RepCharlieCrist/posts/2217486895049126

IL-14:

https://www.facebook.com/repunderwood/posts/2457426514402981

MD-02:

https://www.facebook.com/RepDutchRuppersberger/posts/4085110444868431

NH-02:

https://www.facebook.com/CongresswomanAnnieKuster/posts/1803649513141389

US Senate, NH:

https://www.facebook.com/SenatorHassan/posts/4407218845957554

NJ-01:

https://www.facebook.com/DonaldNorcrossNJ/posts/10158562345219132

NJ-09:

https://www.facebook.com/pascrell/posts/10159021360764156

NY-19:

https://www.facebook.com/DelgadoforCongress/posts/1281655495564427

US Senate, NY:

https://www.facebook.com/SenKirstenGillibrand/posts/916231038921959

PA-03:

https://www.facebook.com/RepDwightEvans/posts/1412012415847997

https://www.facebook.com/RepDwightEvans/posts/1411944179188154

TX-16:

https://www.facebook.com/RepEscobar/posts/864143287780053

VA-02:

https://www.facebook.com/ElaineforCongress/posts/848239505762792

VA-07:

https://www.facebook.com/RepSpanberger/posts/946201096129965

WA-07:

https://twitter.com/RepJayapal/status/1394680427000963072

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