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!

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

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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, 2021 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, 2021 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.


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