BEYOND THE BELTWAY
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Expand Internet Access for All Americans
American Rescue Plan Boosts Affordable Housing, Caregivers, Water Infrastructure, and More
Welcome to Beyond The Beltway, a weekly highlight reel of public investment in action!
This week’s edition features major investments in internet access for all Americans thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, while the American Rescue Plan is boosting affordable housing, caregivers, water infrastructure and more…
NORTH CAROLINA: Governor Roy Cooper and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo announced a new nationwide program titled Internet for All that will use $45 billion in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to bring internet access to all Americans by 2030. [story]
WISCONSIN: The Biden administration is using $1.4 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure funding to clean up toxic materials at the Penta Woods Products site in Burnett County, stopping the spread of PCPs and preventing further environmental damage. [story]
OHIO: Hamilton County plans on spending $35.5 million from the American Rescue Plan funds to build new affordable housing units, fix up existing units, and establish a home repair program. [story]
ARIZONA: Arizona announced that it will spend $6.5 million in American Rescue Plan funds to train 1,500 caregivers and nursing professionals in long term care facilities. The funding will help recruit and train caregivers all over the state. [story]
WEST VIRGINIA: West Virginia will receive $7.6 million from the American Rescue Plan fundings to support water infrastructure upgrades in McDowell County. In addition, ARP funds will be used to boost statewide broadband access. [story]
- FLORIDA: Panama Beach City will use more than $6 million in American Rescue Plan funding for public safety and parks projects, including a plan to build a replacement fire station. [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.