American Rescue Plans Funds $40 Million in Community Investments in Athens-Clarke County, GA

Detroit, MI Investing $30 Million of ARP Funds to Improve Community Recreation Centers

Iowa Will Invest $100 Million of ARP Funds to Improve Infrastructure at Airports Across the State

Buffalo, NY Investing $10 Million to Remove Lead Pipes

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

This week’s edition features big investments in community resources, airport infrastructure, and clean water projects! 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 …

  • GEORGIA: Athens-Clarke County commissioners approved an investment of $40 million in Americans Rescue Plan funds in five specific areas: affordable housing, youth development, business development, homelessness, and behavioral health. [story]

  • MICHIGAN: The city of Detroit is investing $30 million in American Rescue Plan funds to renovate eight community recreation centers and open three more, creating more opportunities for members of the community to engage in classes, events, and activities. [story]

  • IOWA: The state of Iowa will invest $100 million in American Rescue Plan funds to upgrade infrastructure and modernize facilities at eight commercial airports across the state. [story]

  • NEW YORK: Mayor Byron Brown and Congressman Brian Higgins announced that the city of Buffalo will invest $10 million in American Rescue Plan funds to remove lead pipes that deliver water to the city’s residents. [story]

  • CALIFORNIA/NEVADA: Lake Tahoe will receive $3.4 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds to help in improving critical water infrastructure used in fighting fires, maintaining forest health, and more. [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 and @InvestNowUSA, and