BEYOND THE BELTWAY
Welcome to Beyond The Beltway – our weekly highlight reel of public investment in action.
This week’s edition features big investments in affordable housing, water systems and more! Projects funded by the American Rescue Plan and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law are making a difference all across the nation.
Check out the stories you might have missed, all thanks to public investment …
NEVADA: The state is launching a $500 million project with American Rescue Plan funding to provide more affordable housing. Outlined here by the Nevada Department of Business and Industry, the project will create and preserve over 5,700 housing units. [story]
ARIZONA: Maricopa County approved $17 million in American Rescue Plan funds to create over 600 affordable housing units by the summer of 2023! [story]
- CONNECTICUT: The city of Bristol approved over $17 million in American Rescue Plan funds to upgrade infrastructure and facilities, investing in local communities and nonprofits. [story] [funding details]
SOUTH CAROLINA: The city of Aiken received $10.5 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds to make investments in public infrastructure, $8 million of which will go toward reducing traffic congestion. [story]
TEXAS: Fort Worth will invest $5 million in American Rescue Plan funds to help those experiencing homelessness, while Hardin County will spend at least $1.2 million fixing drainage issues and reducing flooding risk. [Fort Worth story] and [Hardin County 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.