A Better Balance, a national nonprofit advocacy organization, uses the power of the law to advance justice for workers, so they can care for themselves and their loved ones without jeopardizing their economic security. Through legislative advocacy, direct legal services and strategic litigation, and public education, our expert legal team combats discrimination against pregnant workers and caregivers and advances supportive work-family policies like paid sick time, paid family and medical leave,
States, cities, and counties with more than 250,000 people must publish annual Performance Plan Recovery Reports on how they will use their SLFRF. In addition, all states, localities, tribal governments and territories must submit Project and Expenditure Reports detailing the projects being funded with SLFRF and the progress implementing them. You can use the Treasury Department database of reports to figure out which projects are being supported and determine how much funding is still available
The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Toolkit was developed by the Southern Economic Advancement Project to assist community leaders, local officials and advocates to better understand the program, all while promoting equity and community engagement.
A State and Local Opportunity to Advance Paid Leave for Workers: American Rescue Plan State and Local Funds Can Be Used for Paid Leaveadmin2023-02-07T17:52:42+00:00
Many cities and counties are still deciding how to spend their remaining local recovery funds from the 2021 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). To help local governments use these precious resources to address long-standing inequities and reach the communities disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, PolicyLink and the Institute on Race, Power and Political Economy at The New School have released initial findings from our research on how cities across the United States are investing their ARPA resources.
Policy Brief: Assessing the U.S. Treasury Department’s Allocations of Funding for Tribal Governments under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021Chloe2022-07-27T22:20:28+00:00
In this policy brief, the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development and Native Nations Institute assess whether the Treasury Department’s allocation of ARPA funds to the governments of the federally recognized American Indian nations has met the stated goals of the Act and the Department. (See Appendix 3 for Total ARPA Direct Funding to Tribal Governments.)
The Harvard Project is the recognized leader in practical research, teaching, leadership development, policy analysis, and pro bono advising for Native communities. Since 1987, the Project has worked to uncover and support the conditions under which sustained, self-determined political, social, cultural, and economic strengthening can be achieved by Indigenous communities. It has been awarded by tribes themselves for its pioneering work fostering the Indigenous renaissance in the US and beyond.
Native Nations Institute (NNI) assists in building capable Native nations that can effectively pursue and ultimately realize their own political, economic, and community development objectives. NNI provides Native nations and other policy makers with accessible research and policy analysis of governance and development in Indian Country and with comprehensive, professional training and development programs designed to meet the needs of Indigenous leadership and management.