ARP Toolkit for Policymakers

American Rescue Plan

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) provides $130 billion in federal funding directly to local governments. This level of aid will help communities across the US shape their recovery from the COVID-19 recession. The ARP is an unprecedented opportunity for local and state lawmakers in Texas to equitably invest in an economic recovery that serves Texans of all backgrounds.

Resources for your community:

jobs and wages

Equitable Economic Recovery

In Texas, opportunity isn’t the same for everyone – despite our state’s wealth. Policies that favor profits over people created these systemic gaps, which left Texans more vulnerable when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. 

Data for Kids in Your County

All children deserve the opportunity for a healthy life. In Texas, not all children have the health insurance, food security, and economic security needed for a healthy childhood, due to disparities rooted in systemic racism. 

Our Policy Solutions

We focus on policies that will enable Texans of all backgrounds to thrive, and populations that are experiencing unfair barriers to opportunity.

We work alongside community leaders to advance equitable policy solutions.

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Want more guidance to help you make equitable, data-driven decisions for your city or county?
Amy Knop-Narbutis

Research and Data Director