Toolkit: Local ARP Funds

How to advocate for kids & families as your city & county plan for historic relief funds

How will your city and county spend millions in funding from the American Rescue Plan? You can advocate for kids and families – use this toolkit to help!

Take Action

Act Now

Ask your local government officials to prioritize low-income kids and families as they plan to spend out American Rescue Plan relief funds.

Advocate Locally for Schools

This simple toolkit will help you contact your local school board members and encourage them to put ARPA funds to work to reduce COVID risk to students and staff and keep our students learning in-person.

Join the Campaign

Contact our Director of Public Engagement, Adam Sotak, to find out how you can plug in and organize others in your local community through volunteering and advocacy.

How to Use This Toolkit

NC Child hosted a webinar on July 9th to share strategies and examples to help you advocate for ARP spending priorities in your local community. Click below to watch the archived video in your preferred language.

Webinar: Background on the American Rescue Plan Funds

NC Child hosted a special legislative update on June 4th to help advocates understand the scope and potential for American Rescue Plan funds in NC. Click below to watch the archived video in your preferred language.

Insights

City and County Allocations of American Rescue Plan funding in NC
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How Local Governments Can Use ARPA Funds to Support Children & Families
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NC Child Advocacy Toolkit
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Your School Already Has the Funds to Boost COVID Safety Equitably
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The American Rescue Plan is much-needed good news for struggling families.
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