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Advisory: Rep. Alma Adams Hosts Rescue Plan Town Hall

Mar 29, 2021
Press Release
Town Hall will be held virtually on Zoom at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, March 30

CHARLOTTE – On Tuesday, March 30 at 6:00 PM EDT, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) will host a town hall event for constituents on the American Rescue Plan, the $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 relief package passed earlier this month. The public is invited to attend and submit questions ahead of time.

Zoom registration for the event is available here.

WHO: Rep. Alma Adams & Staff
WHAT: "American Rescue Plan - Help Is Here" Town Hall
6:00 PM EDT Tuesday, March 30, 2021

BACKGROUND: On March 10, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) voted for final passage of H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan Actlandmark, life-saving legislation that will provide urgently-needed resources to defeat the COVID-19 virus, put vaccines in people’s arms, money into families’ pockets, children safely back into classrooms and people back to work. This legislation was signed into law by President Biden, whose administration has already delivered 100 million COVID-19 vaccine shots in under 100 days.

“The American people can’t wait any longer for relief,” said Rep. Adams. “The American Rescue Plan is a transformative package that will protect families from COVID-19, protect our workforce from the economic effects of the pandemic, provide survival checks to the American people, and make sure our students can go back to school safely. Additionally, and perhaps most importantly, the American Rescue Plan Act will cut child poverty in half and will lift nearly 12 million people out of poverty. As the child of a single mother who cleaned houses just so we could scrape by, I cannot express how important this legislation is is for the future of our children, and the future of our country.”

The Act includes appropriations for local municipalities. North Carolina state government would receive an estimated $5.276 billion in federal funds and a total of $8.9 billion, including $1.31 billion for child care, $25 million for Head Start, $3.60 billion for K-12 education, and $1.14 billion for Higher Ed. 
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools would receive an estimated $347 million in federal funding, Mecklenburg County would receive an estimated $215 million.
Mecklenburg County cities and towns would receive the following estimated allocations from the American Rescue Plan Act:
  • Charlotte, $149 million
  • Cornelius, $8.85 million
  • Davidson, $3.82 million
  • Huntersville, $17.0 million
  • Matthews, $9.70 million
  • Mint Hill, $8.08 million
  • Pineville, $2.64 million

Congresswoman Alma Adams represents North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill, Pineville).