BEYOND THE BELTWAY

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funds $350 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure Project in Colorado

Pennsylvania Receives $154 Million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Funding to Install Clean Energy Systems in Low-Income Homes

Texas Investing $95 Million of ARP Funds in Food Banks

Raleigh, NC Investing $10 Million to Community Health Nonprofits

Wisconsin to Invest $5 Million to Expand Access to Telehealth Services

Welcome to Beyond The Beltway – our weekly highlight reel of public investment in action. 

This week’s edition features big investments in clean energy, water infrastructure, mental health resources, and more! Across the nation, bold public investments funded by the American Rescue Plan and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law are supporting families and boosting local economies.

Check out the stories you might have missed, all thanks to public investment …

  • COLORADO: Colorado will use $350 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds to restore healthy ecosystems along the South Platte River and two other waterways in central Denver, which will mitigate the risk of the river flooding. [story]

  • PENNSYLVANIA: Pennsylvania will use $154 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds to retrofit thousands of homes with renewable energy sources for low-income families, making them more energy-efficient and lowering utility bills. [story]

  • TEXAS: Texas Agriculture Secretary Sid Miller announced Texas will invest $95 million of American Rescue Plan funds in food banks across the state. [story]

  • NORTH CAROLINA: Raleigh City Council has awarded $10 million of American Rescue Plan funds to 13 local nonprofits to improve community health, upgrade care facilities, and increase access to different types of health care, including mental health and addiction. [story]

  • WISCONSIN: Governor Tony Evers announced that the state will invest $5 million in American Rescue Plan funds to expand access to telehealth services and allow health care systems to grow their child psychiatry telehealth services. [story]

About Invest in America

Invest In America is a national rapid response operation advocating for robust public investment to rescue the economy from the COVID crisis and create prosperity for the future, and to fight back against fear-mongers who use deficit concerns as a scapegoat to starve American communities and businesses of resources.

The operation consists of two components: Invest in America, the charitable and public education arm, which is a fiscally sponsored project of Economic Security Project funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Economic Security Project co-chair Chris Hughes; and Invest in America Action, the advocacy and social welfare arm, which is a fiscally sponsored project of Economic Security Project Action funded by Chris Hughes and the Omidyar Network.

Learn more at InvestInAmericaNow.com and @InvestNowUSA, and InvestinAmericaProject.com.

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