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Biden’s American Rescue Plan Continues to Deliver for Wisconsin PDF Print E-mail
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Written by WisDems Press, Julia Hamelburg   
Monday, 17 January 2022 10:40

leo-frigo-bridge-gbArticles from local media reflect how bread and butter issues are reported around Wisconsin.


MADISON, Wis. – Over the last year, Governor Evers’ investments from the American Rescue Plan have continued to help those communities most impacted by this pandemic. Thanks to President Biden and Democrats in Congress passing this critical pandemic relief, Wisconsinites saw checks directly in their pockets, shots in their arms, and federal funds sent to support their favorite local businesses and neighborhood schools. Governor Evers will continue to champion programs that put the ARP funds to work for Wisconsin – and Democrats will continue to deliver for Wisconsin.

Read how Democrats’ American Rescue Plan delivered for Wisconsinites this week:

Wisconsin Examiner: State program to support training, recruiting more meat processing workers

“The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) and Gov. Tony Evers announced the program Tuesday, funded from Wisconsin’s share of the federal pandemic relief program enacted in March, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The money will be used to attract and provide financial support to meat processing students in Wisconsin and to help the processing industry connect with prospective employees.”

The Chronotype: ARPA funds helping with staffing to meet increased demand for healthcare services

“In collaboration with the state's hospitals and long-term care providers, since Oct. 19, DHS has worked with staffing agencies to recruit 567 nurses, nursing assistants, and other types of health care workers to support 72 health and residential care facilities like hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities across the state. This support is partially funded by resources provided to the state of Wisconsin under the American Rescue Plan Act.”

WCLO: Governor sets aside $5 million for meat talent development

“Students looking to get into the meat processing industry are getting a leg up from Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. Former Rock County Farm Bureau President and DATCP Board Member Doug Rebout says $5 million is being made available for meat talent development assistance.”

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The initiative is being funded through the American Rescue Plan Act.

NBC Green Bay: Calumet County using ARPA funding to support child care programs

“Calumet County is allocating federal pandemic relief funds from the American Rescue Plan Act to address a lack of child care in the county due to staffing shortages. Officials say that improving access to child care will help alleviate staffing shortages for other employers.”

 
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