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The American Rescue Plan

I know that this pandemic has been a stressful time for Michigan families, seniors and small businesses. I am working, along with my staff, to answer your questions, provide community resources and provide up-to-date, accurate information. Please do not hesitate to reach out to my office anytime by calling (810) 238-8627.

The American Rescue Plan puts more money in workers’ pockets, speeds up vaccine distribution, gets our kids back in the classroom safely and provides support for our small businesses. I worked hard, and was proud to secure, over $733 million in the American Rescue Plan for communities across the Fifth Congressional District. This includes resources for local communities as well as money for our K-12 schools.

 

ARP Money In Pockets

 

The American Rescue Plan finishes the job of $2,000 stimulus payments by providing $1,400 direct payments to Michigan working families—adding to $600 payments sent in December to bring total relief to $2,000 per person.

This payment will be sent to you via check or direct deposit from the IRS. You can track your direct payment here.

Millions of Americans have already received their direct payment. If you believe you should have, but still have not received your payment, please contact my office to see if we can assist.

 

ARP Accelerated Vaccine Distribution

 

All Michiganders age 12 and older are now eligible to receive a vaccine at no cost.

The American Rescue Plan has accelerated and expanded COVID-19 vaccine distribution by investing over $20 billion to establish mass vaccination sites, distribute and track vaccines and invest in vaccine research and development.

Visit the website of your local health department or hospital here to register for your vaccination today.

 

ARP Reopen Schools

 

The American Rescue Plan provides K-12 schools funding to reopen schools safely.

The plan invests nearly $130 billion to help get kids back in the classroom and catch up academically, including approximately $344.65 million for K-12 schools in mid-Michigan.

This funding will help Michigan schools implement evidence-based interventions like afterschool programs or summer school to address learning loss, purchase personal protective equipment to keep staff and students safe and allow school facility renovations to reduce the risk of virus transmission.

 

ARP Workers and Families

 

The plan provides new economic relief to Michigan workers and families by expanding two important tax credits.

The expansion of the Child Tax Credit (CTC) cuts child poverty in half, benefits over two million Michigan children and delivers an additional $2.4 billion to Michigan families.

The plan triples the size of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for low-income workers without children and expands eligibility to extend relief to 600,000 Michigan workers.

 

ARP Small Business Relief

 

The American Rescue Plan puts Michiganders back to work by extending programs to help small businesses weather the pandemic and support our first responders and essential workers.

This legislation provides an additional $7 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and expands eligibility for the program, $28 billion to a fund to support struggling restaurants, and $15 billion to help the hardest-hit small businesses, including those located in low-income communities, through the targeted Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program.