American Rescue Plan and Bipartisan Infrastructure Package Makes Major Investments in VAMECONVCA and NJ.

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.

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