May 28, 2021
The American Rescue Plan (ARP) is the third stimulus package passed by the federal government of the United States since March 2020. Stimulus funding aims to address gaps created as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. ARP comprises $1.9 trillion in mandatory funding, programming, and tax policies, which will provide significant relief to Americans adversely affected by the pandemic. In addition to direct funding to state and local governments, there is $7 billion available to expand broadband access to underserved communities, low-income families, and access to health, educational, and employment services.