Tag: American Rescue Plan

Energy & Environment, Federal, Industry, Policy

White House highlights effort to cover winter heating bills

January 7, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

The Biden administration is distributing an additional $4.5 billion in funds to help low-income Americans cover heating costs during a second pandemic winter, with cold-weather states receiving the largest share, according to a state-by-state breakdown released Friday. The funding boost […]

Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

States and localities got $350 billion. Here’s how they’re spending it on IT

August 17, 2021

Via: StateScoop

Five months after President Joe Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act into law, state and local governments’ plans for how to use $350 billion in relief funding are starting to take shape. And inside IT agencies, many […]

Policy, State & Local

New Orleans is using sentiment analysis on federal relief funding

July 14, 2021

Via: StateScoop

New Orleans is using data and social-media analysis to gauge how residents want the city to spend $375 million in federal stimulus funding, while quelling concerns of corruption or misuse that still exist from the city’s Hurricane Katrina recovery, officials […]

Policy, State & Local

Here are the states that aren’t allowing the $10,200 unemployment tax break

March 30, 2021


More than a dozen states aren’t offering a new tax break on unemployment benefits. That means taxpayers will need to pay state tax on benefits they received last year, absent any forthcoming changes to state law. The American Rescue Plan […]

Federal, Policy

Here’s how to find out when your $1,400 stimulus check will arrive

March 15, 2021

Via: BGR

Following a contentious battle in Congress, the American Rescue Plan was finally signed into law by President Biden on Thursday, March 11th. Shortly afterward, White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced that the third round of Economic Impact Payments should […]

Policy, State & Local

Senate approves relief package with $350B in state and local aid

March 8, 2021

Via: StateScoop

The Senate on Saturday approved its version of a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package that includes $350 billion in long-sought assistance to state and local governments that’ve seen their budgets depleted by the pandemic. The bill, which passed after a […]

Federal, Policy

$1,400 stimulus checks are coming, but what about a minimum wage hike?

February 16, 2021

Via: BGR

By the end of next week, both the House and the Senate will likely have voted on Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, providing necessary assistance to individuals, families, and businesses that are struggling through the pandemic. Democrats have […]