BEYOND THE BELTWAY
Welcome to Beyond The Beltway, a weekly highlight of public investment in action!
This week’s edition features major investments in electrified transportation, clean water, childcare, and more!
The American Rescue Plan has proven a transformational bill that continues to make an impact across the nation.
VIRGINIA: Virginia will reclaim many of its 3,000 abandoned mine sites across the state using $22.8 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Package. [story]
MAINE: Maine received a $13.3 million grant which will help 13 school districts buy 34 electric-vehicle buses this year. The Wells-Ogunquit Community School District will be able to replace almost their full fleet of diesel buses. [story]
COLORADO: Federal funding will help Colorado address PFAS and lead in drinking water pipes, protecting hundreds of thousands of Coloradans. [story]
NEVADA: Child care programs in Nevada received $222 million from the American Rescue Plan. The state has tapped an additional $50 million in ARP funds to expand a child care subsidy program. [story]
CALIFORNIA: Using funds from the American Rescue Plan, the City of San Bernardino is allocating $3 million worth of grants to nonprofits and small businesses. [story]
NEW JERSEY: Mercer County will spend $3 million from American Rescue Plan funding on programs and services aimed to support older adults, veterans, and people with disabilities. [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.