American Rescue Plan

Alabama voters back local broadband spending amendment

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An amendment to a new state constitution will allow Alabama's local governments to use American Rescue Plan funds to attract broadband providers.

Alabama to funnel $83M into broadband expansion

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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced the state will spend American Rescue Plan funds to improve broadband access across the state's rural expanse.

American Rescue Plan spending paves the way for future infrastructure projects

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New data shows how local governments’ use of American Rescue Plan funds will guide future infrastructure investments.

Most local CIOs expect budgets to increase as cyber concerns mount, survey finds

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An annual survey by CompTIA's Public Technology Institute found that more than 80% of city and county CIOs expect their budgets to increase.

Four states to expand broadband with pandemic relief infrastructure fund

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Louisiana, New Hampshire, Virginia and West Virginia are the first four states tapping the American Rescue Plan to expand internet service.

States gear up for federal broadband funding

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On the Priorities Podcast, North Carolina broadband official Nate Denny explains his approach to new federal funding for high-speed internet.

Biden tells counties Rescue Plan funds can be used to prepare for infrastructure boost

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President Joe Biden used a speech to the National Association of Counties to highlight local accomplishments of his pandemic relief plan.

County CIOs say Rescue Plan money should be used 'realistic' IT projects

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The CIO of Cook County, Illinois, said he's been looking for "shovel-ready projects" as spending from the American Rescue Plan begins.

West Virginia 'one-stop shop' helps communities follow ARPA rules

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As local governments receive federal relief funding, the state is offering software that helps them meet spending and reporting rules.

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