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The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Delivers Significant Impact for New England Region

March 17, 2021

BOSTON – Last week, President Biden signed the $1.9 trillion rescue package, delivering significant impact to families in the New England region.

Because of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) each state will receive:

  • Economic impact payments of up to $1,400 per person (above the $600 per person provided in December)
  • Additional relief of up to $1,600 per child through the Child Tax Credit
  • Additional relief of up to nearly $1,000 through the Earned Income Tax
  • Access to lower marketplace health insurance premiums

Additionally, President Biden’s ARP provides specific impact to each state (for more information visit the linked state fact sheets.) These include:

Connecticut

  • $2.9 billion in state fiscal relief
  • $1.36 billion in local fiscal relief
  • More than $1.1 billion in relief for K-12 schools

Maine

  • $1.432 billion in state fiscal relief
  • $438 million in local fiscal relief
  • More than $424 million in relief for K-12 schools

Massachusetts

  • $5.3 billion in state fiscal relief
  • $2.6 billion in local fiscal relief
  • More than $1.897 billion in relief for K-12 schools

New Hampshire

  • $1.419 billion in state fiscal relief
  • $439 million in local fiscal relief
  • More than $362.2 million in relief for K-12 schools

Rhode Island

  • $1.5 billion in state fiscal relief
  • $400 million in local fiscal relief
  • More than $415 million in relief for K-12 schools

Vermont

  • $1.3 billion in state fiscal relief
  • $194 million in local fiscal relief
  • More than $285 million in relief for K-12 schools

"The American Rescue Plan delivers essential relief to families and communities hit hardest by the pandemic and puts us on the path to vaccinate every American,” said GSA Acting Administrator Katy Kale. “It also includes critical resources to strengthen the technology infrastructure that federal agencies use and that the American people rely on. GSA is committed to working with partner agencies to maximize the impact of this important investment in our nation’s technology infrastructure."

GSA’s New England Region provides centralized procurement for the federal government by managing its real estate portfolio, real estate property utilization and disposal, products and services throughout Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. GSA’s mission is to deliver value and savings in real estate, acquisition, technology, and other mission-support services across government. For more information, visit: www.gsa.gov/r1 and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About GSA:

GSA provides centralized procurement for the federal government, managing a real estate portfolio of more than 370 million rentable square feet nationwide and overseeing approximately $68 billion in annual contracts. GSA’s mission is to deliver value and savings in real estate, acquisition, technology, and other mission-support services across government, in support of the Biden-Harris administration’s four priorities of climate change; COVID response; economic recovery; and diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility. For more information, visit: www.gsa.gov/r1 and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Last Reviewed: 2021-05-19