On March 6, the United States Senate passed the American Rescue Plan (ARP) by a 50-49 vote to confront the damage done across the board by the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic.
This legislation was negotiated in part by Senator King, and was designed to save lives, support families, stabilize small businesses, make our virus-strapped communities whole, and deliver for our tireless medical and safety professionals.
In the months since, ARP funds have been allocated for and directed to Maine communities – supporting health care workers, restoring communities, helping working families, and making state and local governments whole after suffering from the strain caused by the virus. In total, the aid package is projected to invest $4.6 billion in the State of Maine.
This page provides a snapshot of the many ways the American Rescue Plan is benefiting Maine. Click a box to learn more.