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The American Rescue Plan's Assistance for Children, Elderly, and Low-Income Families [americanfoundationforum.org]

 

By Tara O'Neill Hayes, American Action Forum, February 16, 2021



Executive Summary

  • The Biden Administration’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, currently making its way through Congress, would provide significant financial assistance through a wide array of government programs.
  • In addition to the myriad provisions the American Action Forum reviews here, the package provides funding for child care, child abuse and prevention, nutrition assistance, and health care in rural areas.
  • This legislation also attempts to address inequities by imposing maintenance of equity requirements on school districts, and providing targeted financial assistance to “socially disadvantaged” farmers, ranchers, and forest land owners.


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