Rep. Peters Highlights Critical COVID Relief Delivered to San Diegans on American Rescue Plan Anniversary
March 11, 2022
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, on the anniversary of the American Rescue Plan’s enactment, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) shares how the COVID relief package helped the communities and constituents of California’s 52nd congressional district.
“The American Rescue Plan was vital in supporting San Diego, Poway, and Coronado as our region rallied against the COVID-19 crisis,” said Rep. Peters. “It delivered crucial emergency funding to our health care system, businesses, families and schools so that we could safely and successfully navigate through the tail end of this pandemic.”
The American Rescue Plan (ARP) offered emergency relief by preventing further economic damage and unnecessary deaths. The ARP assisted in getting Americans vaccinated, keeping businesses and schools open in a safe manner, and providing a lifeline for individuals and families hit hardest by the economic consequences of the pandemic.
The 52nd District received $138.5 million in Child Tax Credit tax cuts for over 77,000 families to help offset the costs associated with caring for a child or dependent with disabilities. Local restaurants received upwards of $142.9 million in grants from the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, a program modeled after the RESTAURANTS Act, which Rep. Peters co-sponsored. Struggling small businesses in the entertainment industry received $92 million in Shuttered Venue Grants to help keep those venues from closing.
The American Rescue Plan also secured funding for Californian schools and communities. Roughly $15 billion went to California’s K-12 schools to help get kids back in the classroom safely. The ARP also designated over $1 billion for Community Health Centers to conduct COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, surveillance, mitigation and treatment in communities that need the most help while simultaneously supporting the health care workforce.