BEYOND THE BELTWAY

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funds $695 Million Investment in Clean Water Infrastructure in Rhode Island 

Lincoln, NE Investing $12 Million for Businesses and Workforce Development

Reno City Council, NV Investing $9 Million for Affordable Housing

Laramie County, WY Investing $2.3 Million for Workforce Training Centers and Community College

St. Louis, MO Program Investing $500,0000 to Prevent Foreclosures

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

This week’s edition features a massive investment in clean drinking water and several housing and workforce training programs! All across the country, the American Rescue Plan and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law are supporting families and boosting local economies.

Check out the stories you might have missed, all thanks to public investment …

  • RHODE ISLAND: Governor Dan McKee announced the state will invest $695 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds to make clean drinking water improvements, lead pipe replacements, and address emerging contaminants like PFAS. [story]

  • NEBRASKA: Local businesses were awarded $12 million in American Rescue Plan funds under a workforce grant program that will help businesses recover from the long lasting effects of the pandemic. [story]

  • NEVADA: Reno City Council approved $9 million in American Rescue Plan funds for two affordable housing projects, including one for local veterans. [story]

  • WYOMING: The Laramie County Community College will receive $2.3 million in American Rescue Plan funds to purchase new equipment and broaden training options, an investment expected to create more than 2,200 jobs. [story]

  • MISSOURI: St. Louis received $500,000 in American Rescue Plan funds to prevent foreclosures and help families keep their homes. Families in the program will also receive legal help if needed and financial education. [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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