The American Rescue Plan Act
The COVID-19 pandemic and the corresponding economic crisis have undermined the health and economic wellbeing of American workers. Millions of Americans, many of whom are people of color, immigrants, and low-wage workers, continue to put their lives on the line every day to keep the country functioning through the pandemic.
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
, also called the COVID-19 Stimulus Package
or American Rescue Plan
, is a US$1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill passed by the 117th United States Congress and signed into law by President Joe Biden on March 11, 2021, to speed up the country's recovery from the economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing recession.
The Town of Durham is in the process of determining uses for these funds.American Rescue Plan Act Fund OrdinanceFinal Durham American Rescue Plan Document