BEYOND THE BELTWAY
American Rescue Plan Funds $90 Million Investment in Housing in Baltimore
Harris County, TX Investing $8 Million in Early Childhood Programs
Wyoming Investing $33 Million in Rural Health, Suicide Prevention, and More
Pitt County, NC Investing $35 Million to Expand Health Care & Broadband Access, Upgrade Water Systems
Alabama Investing $12 Million in Child Care Providers
Welcome to Beyond The Beltway – our weekly highlight reel of public investment in action.
From Texas and Wyoming, to Maryland and North Carolina, the American Rescue Plan is supporting families and boosting local economies.
Check out the stories you might have missed – all thanks to public investment…
MARYLAND: Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott announced that the city would invest over $90.4 million in American Rescue Plan funds to make improvements to its emergency housing programs and transition more residents into permanent housing. [story]
TEXAS: Harris County leaders announced a proposal to invest nearly $8 million in American Rescue Plan funds for early childhood programs, expanding resources for educators, new parents, and home-based child care providers. [story]
WYOMING: The Wyoming Senate approved $33 million in American Rescue Plan funds to improve rural health care facilities, support the region’s hard-hit air service industry, and boost suicide prevention in the state. [story]
NORTH CAROLINA: In Pitt County, the Board of Commissioners approved an investment of $35 million in American Rescue Plan funds to improve community health, expand broadband connectivity, and strengthen water, sewer, stormwater infrastructure (and more!). [story]
- ALABAMA: The Alabama Department of Human Resources will utilize more than $12 million of American Rescue Plan funds to expand access to child care and help providers hire and keep their employees during pandemic recovery. [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.