American Rescue Plan Funds $300 Million Water Infrastructure Project in Idaho

Tucson Invests $67 Million to Reduce Gun Violence

Dayton to Invest $19 Million in Community Housing Projects

Superior Investing $200,000 to Improve Child Care Access

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

This week we have fantastic news from states all across the country: thanks to the American Rescue Plan, local governments are upgrading water facilities, reducing gun violence, and improving child care and housing.

Check out the stories you likely missed – all thanks to the American Rescue Plan…

  • IDAHO: Idaho will spend $300 million in American Rescue Plan funds over the next five years to upgrade drinking water and wastewater treatment systems. The state will also spend $70 million to close landfills and clean up abandoned mines. [story]

  • ARIZONA: Tucson Mayor Regina Romero announced that the city will invest more than $67 million in American Rescue Plan funds in programs to reduce gun violence by improving wellness, affordable housing, and economic opportunities. [story]

  • OHIO: Dayton is preparing to invest $19 million in American Rescue Plan funds for community projects, expanding access to affordable housing for seniors, renovating existing housing, and assisting vulnerable community members with home repairs and upgrades. [story]

  • WISCONSIN: The Superior City Council approved $200,000 in American Rescue Plan funds to expand access to child care and assist providers at risk of eviction. [story]

  • FLORIDA: Palm Beach County will invest nearly $2 million in American Rescue Plan funds in the county’s supplemental social services program, providing housing assistance. [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.

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