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Legislation and General Guidance

The American Rescue Plan provides needed relief to state, local, and Tribal governments to enable them to continue to support the public health response and lay the foundation for a strong and equitable economic recovery. In addition to helping these governments address the revenue losses they have experienced as a result of the crisis, it will help them cover the costs they incur responding to the public health emergency and — most important — provide the foundation for an equitable reimagining of the way we support children and their families.

LEGISLATION

(03/06/2021) H. R. 1319 – American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, The One Hundred Seventeenth Congress of the United States of America

GENERAL SUMMARIES AND GUIDANCE

(05/25/2021) Implementing the American Rescue Plan, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

(03/10/2021) What the American Rescue Plan Act Means for Children and Families, Children’s Defense Fund

(03/09/2021) American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, National Conference of State Legislatures

 GENERAL ANALYSIS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

SUPPLEMENT, NOT SUPPLANT

PREVIOUS COVID RELIEF LEGISLATION

(03/20/2020) S. 3548 – Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), The One Hundred Sixteenth Congress of the United States of America

(12/27/2020) H.R 133 – Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act of 2021, The One Hundred Sixteenth Congress of the United States of America

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The Alliance for Early Success Statement on the Passage of the American Rescue Plan