Welcome to Beyond the Beltway – our weekly highlight reel of public investment in action. Thanks to the American Rescue Plan and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, there are going to be a LOT of great stories out there about public investment making a difference in local communities. Each week, we’ll highlight a few local stories from around the country!

September 22nd – September 27th

  • GEORGIAThe Peach State will receive $130 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure funds to build electric vehicle charging stations along the state’s key highways — like Interstate 16 and Interstate 95. 

  • MONTANAThe state will receive $26 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds to improve its water infrastructure, helping communities access clean, safe and reliable drinking water, collecting and treating wastewater to protect public health, cleaning up pollution and safeguarding vital waterways.

  • ARIZONA: The city of Flagstaff will receive and invest $32 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds to make safety and transportation improvements to the city’s downtown. The project utilizes new federal funding for a collection of transportation improvements known as the Downtown Mile project.

  • CALIFORNIAThe Department of the Interior announced that it has invested over $7.5 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds to advance wildfire resilience work and support fuels management projects in California.

  • OHIOThe state will invest $5 million of American Rescue Plan funds for an affordable housing project that will help residents of the city’s Buckeye-Woodhill neighborhood. It’s been in the works for years and finally a reality thanks to the American Rescue Plan!

September 15th – September 21st

  • ARKANSASThe Arkansas Department of Agriculture has approved $280 million in American Rescue Plan funds for water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure projects that will upgrade the state’s outdated and crumbling water systems.

  • ARIZONASenators Kelly and Sinema announced that the state will receive and invest $13.5 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds to combat PFAS and other dangerous chemicals in Arizona’s groundwater aquifers and protect public health.

  • COLORADOSenators Hickenlooper and Bennet announced that the state will receive and invest $121 million in American Rescue Plan funds to repair and improve the state’s water infrastructure, ensuring that all communities have access to clean water, preventing floods, and safeguarding vital waterways.

  • ALABAMAThe Alabama Department of Environmental Management has approved $348 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure and American Rescue Plan funds and loans to “repair and upgrade crumbling, malfunctioning and overwhelmed water and sewer systems” across the state.

  • NEBRASKAThe state is investing $11 million of Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan funds to install a network of electric vehicle charging stations every 50 miles along the length of Interstate 80, making electric vehicles more accessible and feasible to own.

August 31st – September 14th

  • FLORIDAThe Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners approved an investment of $16.2 million in American Rescue Plan funds to increase access to affordable housing by renovating a 96-unit multifamily rental building for families facing housing challenges.

  • TENNESSEEThe Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development invested $12.9 million in American Rescue Plan funds to expand affordable broadband access to rural residents of Monroe County.

  • COLORADODenver will use $1 million in interest of American Rescue Plan funding (that’s an investment on an investment!) to hold food box distribution events and give grocery gift cards to local residents facing food insecurity.

  • INDIANAThe Hoosier State has awarded the Indiana State Library $3.5 million in American Rescue Plan funding to support public libraries and library services. Libraries across the state can apply for funding through the program.

  • WASHINGTONThe Spokane County Commission is investing $675,000 of American Rescue Plan funds to replace and modernize irrigation systems in four community parks, reducing water consumption with technology that adjusts delivery of water to weather conditions.

August 23rd – August 30th

  • MICHIGAN: The Michigan State Housing Development Authority board will use $63 million in American Rescue Plan funds to develop affordable housing, offer financial assistance to qualified renters to prevent evictions, provide support to local homeless service agencies and acquire and rehabilitate existing buildings for non-congregate shelter.

  • WISCONSINMilwaukee received $44 million in American Rescue Plan funds to expand affordable housing, assist homeowners, repair houses, and design a model for net-zero energy homes.

  • MISSISSIPPIJackson will receive $4.5 million in American Rescue Plan funding for the MLK Corridor Improvement Authority, which will aid in developing businesses and resources for the underserved south side of the city.

  • NORTH CAROLINAThe Pitt County Board of Commissioners will utilize American Rescue Plan funding and spend between $5 and $6 million to build two gymnasium community centers and expand local opportunities for residents.

  • IOWAThe Des Moines City Council will invest around $19 million in American Rescue Plan funding to build a community center to replace an aging YMCA, expand affordable housing, and increase access to affordable child care.

  • MAINEPenobscot County commissioners are investing $200,000 of American Rescue Plan funds in community-based organizations that help Mainers fight mental illness and substance use disorder.

August 16th – August 23rd

  • IDAHOThe Valley Regional Transit in Boise will receive $17.8 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds to improve public transportation in the area, replace its fleet of buses with electric vehicles, and boost workforce development for transit workers.

  • MINNESOTAThe state is expected to receive $650 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds to build high-speed internet infrastructure in rural areas. An analyst from the Association of Minnesota Counties called the positive impact for rural areas “almost indescribable.”

Small business support roundup:

  • NEW YORKMore than $500 million awarded to New York from Biden administration to support small businesses through the American Rescue Plan. 

  • INDIANAAmerican Rescue Plan allocates $99M for Indiana small businesses. 

  • COLORADOU.S. Treasury provides Colorado with a small-business grant worth $104.7 million.

  • MONTANAMontana to receive up to $61.3 million to promote small business growth. 

July 5th – July 11th

  • TEXASAustin International Airport will receive $15 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to expand capacity and prepare the airport for a transition from a medium hub to a major hub. Improvements will include wayfinding, multi-lingual assistance, assistive care restrooms, and improving ADA compliance. 

  • MINNESOTAFillmore County Airport will receive $950,000 in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to improve the building that pilots use when on break time. Fillmore Airport is home to 26 pilots with eight more expected as more flights are added.

  • PENNSYLVANIA: Lehigh Valley Airport will receive $5 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to improve a new four-lane security checkpoint. Officials said the construction would create new jobs and boost the regional economy.

  • IOWAFive Iowa airports will receive $27 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to expand terminal capacity and improve energy efficiency. The airports receiving funding are Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Dubuque, Council Bluffs, and Washington municipal airports.

  • NEW YORKRochester Airport will receive $5.2 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding for five new, energy-efficient passenger boarding bridges. Nationwide, the $1 billion in funding was aimed at energy efficiency and accessibility.

  • MASSACHUSETTSLogan Airport in Boston will receive $62 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to repair roadways, terminals, and gates, as well as replace terminal HVAC systems, expand baggage claim, and improve pedestrian access. 

June 28th – July 5th

  • IOWA: Iowa will use millions of American Rescue Plan funds to boost tourism, including $6 million for a Field of Dreams television series. Other funds will support water recreation in Polk County and hiking trails in Siouxland and Dallas Counties.

  • TENNESSEENashville, Tennessee announced $18 million in American Rescue Plan funds will be used to assist small businesses in Davidson County. Businesses may apply for grants up to $200,000.

  • OHIODayton will spend $138 million of American Rescue Plan funding on city infrastructure, including parks, sidewalks, and home demolition and repair. The city will also use $36 million to cover losses from the pandemic and pay for services through 2024.

  • FLORIDAJacksonville plans on using $170,000 in American Rescue Plan funds on helping low-income families struggling with cooling. In some neighborhoods, it’s estimated that nearly 30% of households don’t have AC units.

  • CALIFORNIACosta Mesa is using $500,000 in American Rescue Plan funding to boost the city’s rental assistance program, including helping residents pay back rent and coverage gaps from 2020 and 2021.

  • UTAHSalt Lake City’s Arts Council has approved more than $225,000 in American Rescue Plan grants to 10 artists and 12 local nonprofit organizations. The grants were awarded to empower artist careers and to organizations focused on racial equity and inclusion.

June 24th – June 27th

  • TEXAS: San Antonio approved more than $30 million in American Rescue Plan funding to assist small businesses recover from the pandemic, $17 million of which will prioritize businesses hardest hit.

  • CONNECTICUTThe Connecticut Department of Education announced more than $8.7 million in American Rescue Plan funding to boost after-school programs for 45 schools across the state.

  • OHIOAkron announced $10 million in American Rescue Plan funds to establish a home repair program. Residents can receive up to $25,000 for repairing a roof, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, ADA, windows, and more.

  • MASSACHUSETTSNew Bedford announced $5 million in American Rescue Plan funding would go toward improving and building 149 apartments across the city, adding more housing for lower income families.

  • MAINE: Maine will use nearly $3 million in American Rescue Plan funds to improve access to unemployment benefits, raise awareness, and improve the user experience when applying.

  • MONTANA: Missoula County announced a $1.4 million program funded with over $800,000 in American Rescue Plan funds for transitional housing for veterans. Funding will be used to upgrade existing facilities and build new programs for those in need.

June 15th – June 23rd

  • KENTUCKY: Governor Andy Beshear announced that Kentucky will invest $89 million of American Rescue Plan funds to bring internet access to underserved areas. The investment will expand high speed internet access to more than 34,000 Kentucky families and businesses.

  • ARIZONA: The Arizona Department of Education announced that it has received $118 million in American Rescue Plan funds to support education across the state, including funding for mental health support, STEM programs, hiring teachers in rural areas, literacy programs, and support for low-income and first-generation students.

  • INDIANA: The Indiana Department of Health has distributed $35 million in American Rescue Plan funds to address critical health issues affecting state residents, including food insecurity or obesity, lead exposure, hepatitis C, chronic diseases, and prevention programs.

  • WEST VIRGINIAThe Harrison County School District will receive nearly $5 million in American Rescue Plan funds to improve broadband connections for students and help schools, libraries and educational organizations purchase key technological resources like laptops and tablets.

  • CALIFORNIA: The Sacramento City Council approved $14 million in American Rescue Plan funds to invest in workforce development for marginalized and vulnerable communities, including youth and young adults from foster care, re-entry or immigrant/refugee populations.

June 8th – June 14th

  • LOUISIANA: The U.S. Treasury Department announced that Louisiana would be among four states to receive funding to expand broadband infrastructure. The state will benefit from $177 million in American Rescue Plan funds to connect nearly 88,500 homes that lack internet access through a competitive grant program. 
  • KENTUCKY: Louisville Metro Council approved $79 million in American Rescue Plan funds to renovate libraries and neighborhood parks, increase access to child care, expand youth programming, and support its ongoing COVID-19 vaccination efforts
  • INDIANA: The Hoosier state’s Department of Natural Resources announced that it will invest $25 million in American Rescue Plan funds to establish the Next Level Conservation Trust to preserve public open land across the state. The Trust will expand and create new state and local parks, archeological and historic sites, and local nature preserves. 
  • WISCONSIN: Gov. Tony Evers announced that over $35 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds will support over 40 projects to fix and improve roads across Wisconsin in rural and urban areas. 
  • FLORIDA: The Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners approved $24 million in American Rescue Plan funds to increase access to affordable housing by purchasing and turning properties into affordable housing units. 
  • ALABAMA: The Federal Railroad Administration announced that Alabama will receive $5 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds to improve railroad infrastructure across the state.

May 24th – June 7th

  • HAWAII: Senator Mazie Hirono announced that Hawaii small businesses will receive a total of $62 million in American Rescue Plan funds that will drive innovation and create good-paying jobs in the state, with a special focus on key sectors like renewable energy and supply chain management.

  • IDAHO: Boise Mayor Lauren McLean announced the city will join House America, a federal initiative that uses American Rescue Plan funds to build 250 units of housing for those experiencing homelessness by 2026.

  • ARIZONA: The Arizona Department of Education announced it will reimburse local educational organizations with $29.2 million in American Rescue Plan funds for their role in supporting students and teachers during the pandemic. Some notable organizations are Chicanos Por La Causa, which provided mental, behavioral and physical health support to students, and the Santa Cruz County Education Services Agency for its Invest in Our Youth project.

A Big Week for Rail Infrastructure Investments:

  • OHIO: Biden administration announces $13M initiative to improve Ohio rail infrastructure, strengthen supply chain.

  • ALABAMA: Biden Administration announces $5 million to improve railroads in Alabama.

  • NEW YORK: Biden Administration announces $3 million project to improve railroads in New York.

  • CONNECTICUT: $13.9 million from the Biden Administration aims to improve rail structure in CT.
  • MICHIGAN: Biden administration announces $30 million to improve Michigan railways.

  • KENTUCKY: Biden Administration announces $7.4 million will go to rail infrastructure improvements in Kentucky.

May 17th – May 23rd

  • NORTH CAROLINA: Governor Roy Cooper and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo announced a new nationwide program titled Internet for All that will use $45 billion in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to bring internet access to all Americans by 2030.

  • WISCONSIN: The Biden administration is using $1.4 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure funding to clean up toxic materials at the Penta Woods Products site in Burnett County, stopping the spread of PCPs and preventing further environmental damage. 

  • OHIO: Hamilton County plans on spending $35.5 million from the American Rescue Plan funds to build new affordable housing units, fix up existing units, and establish a home repair program. 

  • ARIZONA: Arizona announced that it will spend $6.5 million in American Rescue Plan funds to train 1,500 caregivers and nursing professionals in long term care facilities. The funding will help recruit and train caregivers all over the state.

  • WEST VIRGINIAWest Virginia will receive $7.6 million from the American Rescue Plan fundings to support water infrastructure upgrades in McDowell County. In addition, ARP funds will be used to boost statewide broadband access.

  • FLORIDA: Panama Beach City will use more than $6 million in American Rescue Plan funding for public safety and parks projects, including a plan to build a replacement fire station.

May 10th – May 16th

  • FLORIDAThe Sunshine State is using nearly $676 million of American Rescue Plan funds available to assist homeowners avoid foreclosure due to the COVID pandemic. It’s estimated that the program will prevent about 20,000 homes from foreclosing.

  • NORTH CAROLINA: The Tar Heel State will receive and utilize at least $100 million of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds to expand internet access and make it more affordable for residents.

  • NEW YORKGovernor Kathy Hochul announced that the state will invest $30 million of American Rescue Plan funds in expanding access to affordable child care for New York families.

  • WISCONSINGovernor Tony Evers announced that Wisconsin will invest an additional $25 million of American Rescue Plan funds in the Main Street Bounceback Program, supporting small businesses hurt due to the pandemic, creating jobs, and revitalizing downtown spaces.
  • TEXASEl Paso will use $6 million of American Rescue Plan funds to make improvements to public parks by reconstructing and resurfacing sports courts used by residents all over the city.

  • WASHINGTONSpokane County will use $4 million from the American Rescue Plan for a new water infrastructure project that will increase efficiency and create a more resilient supply of water in the area.

May 3rd – May 9th

  • ILLINOIS: The state’s Illinois Emergency Homeowner Assistance Fund will use $309 million of American Rescue Plan funds to assist homeowners with mortgages and housing expenses due to the pandemic. 
  • ARIZONA: Maricopa County will build 750 new affordable housing units thanks to $27 million in American Rescue Plan funds, addressing the lack of housing available to low-income residents. 
  • CALIFORNIA: Carlsbad will invest $2 million of American Rescue Plan funds to improve their water system and increase water sustainability. The project is estimated to create over 200 jobs. 
  • SOUTH DAKOTA: Sioux Falls will expand one of the city’s wastewater plants, a project made possible thanks to nearly $49 million of American Rescue Plan funds. The project will be completed by 2025 and will support the city’s growing population with essential water services
  • VIRGINIA: Blacksburg will utilize nearly $5 million in American Rescue Plan funds to improve city transit, with a focus on replacing buses and introducing electric vehicles into the fleet. 
  • MAINE: Knox County is investing $1.8 million in American Rescue Plan funds to address affordable housing challenges in the area by funding several projects proposed by the Knox County Homeless Coalition.
  • COLORADO: The state will invest $2 million in American Rescue Plan funds to improve educational resources and expand tutoring services available for students.

April 26th – May 2nd

  • NORTH CAROLINAFayetteville will use $10.5 million of American Rescue Plan funds to improve stormwater drainage systems and prevent flooding in the area.

  • KENTUCKYLouisville will invest $87.4 million of American Rescue Plan funds to support youth and child care initiatives, upgrade parks and pools, and reopen library branches across the city, the latest in community-focused investments.

  • INDIANAThe city of Indianapolis will invest $6 million of American Rescue Plan funds to create over 450 units of affordable housing and support people experiencing homelessness.

  • CONNECTICUTThe state is using American Rescue Plan funds to start a $400 million program to support local farmers, food banks, schools, and underserved communities.

And a particularly big week for broadband investments:

  • MAINE: The state will receive up to $500 million in funds to bring high-speed Internet to the 78,000 locations that lack broadband. At least $100 million will come from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

  • INDIANA: The Hoosier State will invest $189 million for 154 broadband infrastructure expansion projects, bringing broadband infrastructure to more than 52,900 homes and commercial locations in 80 counties across the state.

  • OHIO: Cuyahoga County is investing $20 million of American Rescue Plan funds to connect over 25,000 households in the region to high-speed internet.
  • NEW YORK: Erie County will invest $36 million in American Rescue Plan funds to increase internet access and create an open-access network connecting 150 anchor institutions to help close the digital divide.

April 19th – April 25th

  • PENNSYLVANIA: Pittsburgh is replacing thousands of lead pipes, using $17 million of American Rescue Plan funds to ensure that the city’s residents have access to clean drinking water.
  • PENNSYLVANIA, PART 2: Cambria and Somerset counties will receive millions in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to construct bike lanes and make other pedestrian-friendly improvements to roads.
  • OHIO: Youngstown will remove lead pipes with $1.6 million in American Rescue Plan funds starting this summer, ensuring that residents have clean drinking water. Statewide, $242 million in ARP funds are expected to replace lead pipes. 
  • ILLINOIS: Thanks to the American Rescue Plan, Springfield Public Schools will receive over $60 million, which will help the district support and maintain staff levels after cost-of-living increases
  • GEORGIA: Radium Springs will receive $12.5 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds to make water infrastructure improvements, prevent flooding, and improve community parks
  • MICHIGAN: Using American Rescue Plan funds, the city of Detroit is beginning a $10 million pilot program in its Hope Village neighborhood to increase internet access in underserved communities
  • NEVADA: Senator Catherine Cortez-Masto announced a $50 million investment to make infrastructure improvements to a bustling area of Las Vegas using Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds, improving safety and traffic congestion.

April 12th  – April 18th

  • NEVADAThe state is launching a $500 million project with American Rescue Plan funding to provide more affordable housing. Outlined here by the Nevada Department of Business and Industry, the project will create and preserve over 5,700 housing units.

  • ARIZONAMaricopa County approved $17 million in American Rescue Plan funds to create over 600 affordable housing units by the summer of 2023!

  • CONNECTICUT: The city of Bristol approved over $17 million in American Rescue Plan funds to upgrade infrastructure and facilities, investing in local communities and nonprofits.
  • SOUTH CAROLINAThe city of Aiken received $10.5 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds to make investments in public infrastructure, $8 million of which will go toward reducing traffic congestion.

  • TEXASFort Worth will invest $5 million in American Rescue Plan funds to help those experiencing homelessness, while Hardin County will spend at least $1.2 million fixing drainage issues and reducing flooding risk.

April 5th – April 11th*

*In this week’s edition of Beyond The Beltway, it’s a PUBLIC TRANSIT TAKEOVER!

  • NEW JERSEYThe state will receive $834 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds to upgrade its public transit infrastructure, transition to new technology that will help lower carbon emissions, and create good-paying jobs.

  • NORTH CAROLINAThe Tar Heel State will use $176 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds to upgrade buses and facilities, improve bus service, start big rail projects, and make transit more accessible for seniors and people with disabilities.

  • VIRGINIAThe commonwealth will receive $232 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds, the largest investment ever in Virginia transit, making upgrades to existing transit options and creating good-paying jobs.

  • WISCONSINThe state will receive $116 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds to purchase new buses and railcars, address repair backlogs, transition to new transportation technologies to “address the climate crisis” and modernize their fleets.
  • NEBRASKAThe Cornhusker State will use $37 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds to upgrade its public transit fleet and facilities.

  • MISSOURI: St. Louis will receive $27 million of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds to maintain, upgrade, and expand local transit in the Kansas City Region.

March 29th – April 4th

  • COLORADO: Colorado will use $350 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds to restore healthy ecosystems along the South Platte River and two other waterways in central Denver, which will mitigate the risk of the river flooding. 
  • PENNSYLVANIA: Pennsylvania will use $154 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds to retrofit thousands of homes with renewable energy sources for low-income families, making them more energy-efficient and lowering utility bills. 
  • TEXAS: Texas Agriculture Secretary Sid Miller announced Texas will invest $95 million of American Rescue Plan funds in food banks across the state. 
  • NORTH CAROLINA: Raleigh City Council has awarded $10 million of American Rescue Plan funds to 13 local nonprofits to improve community health, upgrade care facilities, and increase access to different types of health care, including mental health and addiction.
  • WISCONSIN: Governor Tony Evers announced that the state will invest $5 million in American Rescue Plan funds to expand access to telehealth services and allow health care systems to grow their child psychiatry telehealth services. 

March 22nd – March 28th

  • MICHIGANMichigan will give Macomb County $72 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds to improve water quality and reduce the risk of future sinkholes and basement flooding. The funds come from Michigan’s $4.8 billion infrastructure bill, $4.2 billion of which comes from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

  • MONTANASeven tribal colleges in Montana have received more than $34 million in Americans Rescue Plan funds that will provide more students an affordable path to higher education and bring more employment opportunities to rural communities.

  • INDIANA: Indianapolis Public Schools will use $15 million in American Rescue Plan funds to support teachers and staff by giving raises and expanding access to mental health resources.

  • TENNESSEEJohnson City will invest over $13 million in American Rescue Plan funds to improve emergency service facilities and expand access to high-speed broadband.

  • ARIZONAPhoenix City Council approved $9 million in American Rescue Plan funds to expand mental health resources – including transition housing, counseling, and substance abuse treatment – for residents who are uninsured or underinsured.

March 15th – March 21st

  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • CALIFORNIA and 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.

March 8th – March 14th

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

March 1st – March 7th

  • OHIO: Governor Mike Dewine announced that the state will invest $25.9 million of American Rescue Plan funds to expand health care clinics in schools, creating 29 new school-based health centers and expanding service for Ohio’s public schools.
  • WISCONSIN: Wisconsin has invested $82 million of American Rescue Plan funds in underserved populations impacted by the pandemic. The cash will support a variety of projects, including workforce development programs and low-income homeowner assistance.
  • NORTH CAROLINA: Lenoir County will receive nearly $30 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds to expand access to broadband internet and ensure more Americans can participate in the 21st century economy. 
  • WEST VIRGINIA: West Virginia will receive over $6 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds to invest in new water infrastructure projects and repair existing water infrastructure, which will increase access to clean water and protect the state’s residents against flooding. 
  • CALIFORNIA: The Tehachapi Unified School District will invest $5.2 million of American Rescue Plan funds to revitalize educational facilities and prepare to serve the city’s growing population.

February 22nd – February 28th

  • GEORGIA: The State of Georgia will receive $408 million in American Rescue Plan funds to expand broadband service to rural communities that lack adequate access. The project will reach an estimated 183,600 residential and business locations.
    • A quick highlight, for your consideration… “Both political parties are taking credit, though they didn’t always agree beforehand. Every Republican in the U.S. House and Senate voted against the American Rescue Plan Act, which included Georgia’s internet funding.”
  • NEVADA: Governor Steve Sisolak announced that the state will invest $500 million of American Rescue Plan funds to boost housing construction and provide more homeowning opportunities, another $500 million to improve statewide broadband connectivity, and $160 million to reduce the high costs of child care for Nevada families.
  • MISSOURI: The St. Louis Board of Aldermen approved an investment of $69.5 million in American Rescue Plan funds to make improvements to public infrastructure, including paving major city streets, repairing and replacing bridges, and renovating city buildings. In the words of Alderman Oldenburg, “ARPA funds are saving the day here.”
  • PENNSYLVANIA: Pittsburgh received $19.3 million in American Rescue Plan funds to expand rapid transit in the metropolitan area and  stimulate neighborhood revitalization. The project also received a substantial amount of public investment funds from the Federal Transit Administration. 
  • IOWA: The city of Cedar Rapids announced it will invest $3 million of American Rescue Plan funds in 14 affordable housing and social service projects that will create new housing, expand food access, promote youth engagement and support immigrants. 

February 15th – February 21st

  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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!). 
  • 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. 

February 8th – February 14th

  • PENNSYLVANIA: Gov. Tom Wolf announced that Pennsylvania will receive more than $245 million in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to clean up abandoned mines across the commonwealth.
  • TEXAS: Hardin County received $11.2 million in American Rescue Plan funds to improve drainage systems, reduce the impact of flooding, and upgrade communications systems for first responders.
  • ARKANSAS: The Springdale City Council approved an investment of $3 million in American Rescue Plan funds to train young medical professionals, build new educational facilities, and remove barriers for students to achieve their educational and professional goals.
  • KENTUCKY: The Parksville Water District received over $1.2 million in American Rescue Plan funds to upgrade its water systems and improve water service to residents. 
  • MISSOURI: The City of Springfield will receive and invest $800,000 in American Rescue Plan funds to redevelop Lake Springfield, formerly the site of a power plant, improving quality of life for residents and boosting the economy

February 1st – February 7th

  • IDAHO: Idaho will spend $300 million in American Rescue Plan funds over the next five years to upgrade drinking water and wastewater treatment systems. The state will also spend $70 million to close landfills and clean up abandoned mines.

  • ARIZONA: Tucson Mayor Regina Romero announced that the city will invest more than $67 million in American Rescue Plan funds in programs to reduce gun violence by improving wellness, affordable housing, and economic opportunities.

  • OHIO: Dayton is preparing to invest $19 million in American Rescue Plan funds for community projects, expanding access to affordable housing for seniors, renovating existing housing, and assisting vulnerable community members with home repairs and upgrades.

  • WISCONSIN: The Superior City Council approved $200,000 in American Rescue Plan funds to expand access to child care and assist providers at risk of eviction.

  • FLORIDA: Palm Beach County will invest nearly $2 million in American Rescue Plan funds in the county’s supplemental social services program, providing housing assistance.

January 24th – January 31st

  • MICHIGAN: The Detroit City Council approved $7 million in American Rescue Plan funds to renovate a vacant high-rise and build more senior housing.

  • SOUTH DAKOTAThe 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.

  • WEST VIRGINIA: Senator Manchin announced more than $2.1 million in funding for those experiencing homelessness thanks to the American Rescue Plan.

  • MAINE: Governor Janet Mills is setting aside $50 million in American Rescue Plan funding to build more affordable homes in Maine.

  • 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.