BEYOND THE BELTWAY

American Rescue Plan Makes Big Investments in Small Business, Housing, Home Repair, and Veteran Care

Welcome to Beyond The Beltway, a weekly highlight reel of public investment in action!

This week’s edition features major investments in small businesses, veterans, home repair, and low-income housing, all thanks to President Biden’s American Rescue Plan.

  • TEXAS: San Antonio approved more than $30 million in American Rescue Plan funding to assist small businesses recover from the pandemic, $17 million of which will prioritize businesses hardest hit. [story]

  • CONNECTICUT: The Connecticut Department of Education announced more than $8.7 million in American Rescue Plan funding to boost after-school programs for 45 schools across the state. [story]

  • OHIO: Akron announced $10 million in American Rescue Plan funds to establish a home repair program. Residents can receive up to $25,000 for repairing a roof, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, ADA, windows, and more. [story]

  • MASSACHUSETTS: New Bedford announced $5 million in American Rescue Plan funding would go toward improving and building 149 apartments across the city, adding more housing for lower income families. [story]

  • MAINE: Maine will use nearly $3 million in American Rescue Plan funds to improve access to unemployment benefits, raise awareness, and improve the user experience when applying. [story]

  • MONTANA: Missoula County announced a $1.4 million program funded with over $800,000 in American Rescue Plan funds for transitional housing for veterans. Funding will be used to upgrade existing facilities and build new programs for those in need. [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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