American Rescue Plan - 2021

American Rescue Plan Summary

Here is an overview or summary of the legislation with a particular focus on elements of the package that have the potential to impact state and local governmental entities.

  • Direct funding to state and local governments (including the new “revenue sharing counties” program that targets counties with large tracts of non-taxable land)
    • (the Local COG/Mayors Caucus had the correct numbers) 
    • IL - $7.49 billion
    • Cook County - $998.8 million
    • Matteson - $2.4 million
    • Park Forest - $2.62 million
    • Richton Park - $1.64 million
  • Rental Assistance, vouchers for public housing, the HOME/homeless & other high risk individuals program
    • HOME/High Risk – Will County consortium - $4.65 million
  • Broadband funding for schools and libraries 
  • Local health department funding
  • Community health center funding (FQHC)
  • SAMSHA – mental health funding allocated as a block grant to the state
  • Child Care and Development Block Grant
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
  • FEMA food and shelter funding
  • Extension of SNAP increase
  • Restaurant Revitalization Fund
  • K-12 Education Funding (including $800 million for wrap-around services for homeless students)
  • Public transportation aid
    • Chicago region - $1.5 billion
  • Airport assistance 
  • Discretionary funding to the Economic Development Administration