In a new op-ed, Alamance County State Representative Ricky Hurtado explains the impact of the historic American Rescue Plan for his district, and encourages his constituents that “it will get better, and this bill is a step forward.”
The American Rescue Plan would brings millions to Alamance County and its families, including:
- $1400 direct checks, with a family of four receiving $5,600
- $33 million dollars for Alamance County government
- An estimated $2,300 in per-pupil funding coming mostly to local school districts
- $300 monthly child tax credit for parents
The many provisions of the plan “will continue bringing needed relief to North Carolinians who are out of work, out of money and out of hope.” But Rep. Hurtado instills that hope back into his community, writing: “Alamance County, we can breathe a sigh of relief. Help is here.”
Burlington Times-News: Hurtado: Help Is Here With The American Rescue Plan
- This March marks a year since the coronavirus took hold in North Carolina. Over the past year, many of us have had to struggle just to make ends meet. Businesses closed, students went home, and the end of this pandemic was hard to see.
- That’s why the American Rescue Plan, signed into law by President Biden, is so important. It will continue bringing needed relief to North Carolinians who are out of work, out of money and out of hope. It will get better, and this bill is a step forward. It brings billions of dollars to North Carolina, including Alamance County.
- Many people have received their $1,400 stimulus check, which also counts for dependents. A typical family of four will receive $5,600. There is also plenty of money going not just to the state, but also to local governments.
- The American Rescue Plan allocates billions for education in our state, investing millions of dollars in funding summer enrichment and after-school programs, including an estimated $2,300 in per-pupil funding coming mostly to local school districts.
- Perhaps the most significant investment for families is a new monthly benefit for parents that will help ease the burden of raising children while balancing work and other responsibilities. Families with children under 5 years old will begin receiving a monthly check for $300 per child.
- Alamance County, we can breathe a sigh of relief. Help is here.