BEYOND THE BELTWAY
American Rescue Plan Funds $7 Million in Senior Housing in Detroit
Oglala Sioux Tribe Receives $3.4 Million for Clean Water, Emergency Management
200+ Washington State Public Schools Expand Rural Broadband
Welcome to Beyond The Beltway – our weekly highlight reel of public investment in action. Each week we’ll send a few local stories that may help your reporting or add flavor to pieces you’re already reading.
Thanks to the American Rescue Plan, there’s a LOT of content. During his first year in office, President Biden brought unemployment to its lowest level in 52 years and helped 210 million Americans to get fully vaccinated.
For Week 1, here are a few local stories brought to you by the American Rescue Plan:
MICHIGAN: The Detroit City Council approved $7 million in American Rescue Plan funds to renovate a vacant high-rise and build more senior housing. [story]
SOUTH DAKOTA: The Oglala Sioux Tribe received a $3.4 million grant to bring clean water to 30 homes and finish the tribe’s new emergency management building. In total, $83 million will benefit 74 tribes across the country, boosting the amount awarded through the American Rescue Plan to over $200 million. [story]
WEST VIRGINIA: Senator Manchin announced more than $2.1 million in funding for those experiencing homelessness thanks to the American Rescue Plan. [story]
MAINE: Governor Janet Mills is setting aside $50 million in American Rescue Plan funding to build more affordable homes in Maine. [story]
WASHINGTON: School districts and libraries received more than $86 million in American Rescue Plan funding to expand rural broadband access for students. The funding will assist more than 200 schools in the state. [story]
The American Rescue Plan is making such a difference, some Republican lawmakers who voted against it are now claiming credit! Don’t be like them – support strong public investment from the get-go.
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.