Biden delivers for Nebraska

President Biden’s American Rescue Plan has provided Nebraska with:

  • $1.2 billion in state fiscal relief
  • $685 million in local fiscal relief
  • More than $564 million in relief for K-12 schools
  • Economic impact payments of up to $1,400 per person (above the $600 per person provided in December) for more than 1,205,400 adults and 520,100 children. This is 90% of all adults in the state and 89% of all children in the state.
  • Additional relief of up to $1,600 per child through the Child Tax Credit to the families of 434,00 children, lifting 18,000 children out of poverty
  • Additional relief of up to nearly $1,000 through the Earned Income Tax Credit to 104,000 childless workers, including many in frontline jobs
  • Marketplace health insurance premiums that are $2,438 lower per month for a 60-year old couple earning $75,000 per year

President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will provide Nebraska with:

  • Roads and Bridges: Nebraska would expect to receive $2 billion for federal-aid highway apportioned programs and $225 million for bridge replacement and repairs under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act over five years
  • Public Transit: Nebraska would expect to receive $186 million over five years under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to improve public transportation options across the state
  • Electric Vehicles: Nebraska would expect to receive $30 million over five years to support the expansion of an EV charging network in the state
  • Broadband Expansion: Nebraska will receive a minimum allocation of $100 million to help provide broadband coverage across the state, including providing access to the at least 33,650 Nebraskans who currently lack it. And, under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, 449,000 or 24% of people in Nebraska will be eligible for the Affordability Connectivity Benefit, which will help low-income families afford internet access.
  • Wildfires: Nebraska will expect to receive $16.8 million over five years to protect against wildfires.
  • Cyber Protection: Nebraskans will also receive $12.7 million to protect against cyberattacks.
  • Energy Costs: Nebraska will benefit from the bill’s historic $3.5 billion national investment in weatherization which will reduce energy costs for families.
  • Clean Water: Nebraska will expect to receive $358 million over five years to improve water infrastructure across the state and ensure that clean, safe drinking water is a right in all communities.
  • Airports: Nebraska would receive approximately $111 million for infrastructure development for airports over five years.

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