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How To Access Aid

Click here for a 21-page toolkit about COVID-19 services available thanks to the American Rescue Plan. The toolkit includes sections with resources for individuals and families, small businesses, farmers and rural communities, students and educators, Indian Country, and veterans.

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Legislation

THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT OF 2021, H.R. 1319

Signed into law in March 2021, the American Rescue Plan provides $1.9 trillion to put vaccines in arms, money in people’s pockets, children safely back in school, and people back in jobs. Specifically, it provides $1,400 per person checks for individuals who made less than $75,000, $3,000 per child ($3,600 for children under age six) through an expansion of the Child Tax Credit (this credit phases out for heads of household making more than $112,500 or married couples making more than $150,000), increased financial assistance for health care premiums, $128 billion to help K-12 schools safely reopen, $22 billion in rental assistance, and extends expanded unemployment benefits through the end of August 2021.

THE CONSOLIDATED APPROPRIATIONS ACT OF 2021, H.R. 133

Signed into law in December 2020, H.R. 133 provides direct cash payments for families, $25 billion in rental assistance, $82 billion for colleges and schools, $10 billion for child care, $73 billion to accelerate the production and distribution of vaccines, and $284 billion to support small businesses through the Paycheck Protection Program.

THE HEROES ACT 1.0 & 2.0

Passed by the House in May 2020, but never taken up by the Senate, the Heroes Act would have provided $75 billion for testing, tracing, and treatment; another round of direct payments to individuals; $175 billion for rental and mortgage assistance; $200 billion to provide hazard pay for essential workers; $10,000 in student loan relief for federal borrowers; and nearly $1 trillion for state and local governments to continue providing critical services. In October, 2020, the House passed an updated Heroes Act. Sadly, the Senate never considered this important legislation.

THE CORONAVIRUS AID, RELEASE, AND ECONOMIC SECURITY (CARES) ACT, H.R. 748

Signed into law in March 2020, the CARES Act provided immediate relief to Americans with direct cash payments for families, expanded unemployment compensation, a $150 billion investment in the U.S. healthcare system, and hundreds of billions for small businesses that will also ensure continued employment for America’s workers.

THE FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT, H.R. 6201

Signed into law in March 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act guaranteed free coronavirus testing, established paid leave, enhanced Unemployment Insurance, expanded food security initiatives, and increased federal Medicaid funding.

THE CORONAVIRUS PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT, H.R. 6074

Signed into law in March 2020, H.R. 6074 provided $8.3 billion for a robust response to the crisis, including support for state and local health agencies, vaccine and treatment development, and loans for affected small businesses

Federal Funds for SCC 

Slow The Spread

Every person has a role to play in slowing the spread of COVID-19. According to the CDPH, you should:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water.
  • Wear cloth face coverings.
  • Watch your distance.
  • Clean surfaces and objects.