Family Support & Well-being

The American Rescue Plan Benefits for Families Social Media Toolkit

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) is delivering relief to families across the country through benefit extensions, tax credits, rent and utility assistance, and more. Use these social media graphics and sample messages to help parents understand, access, and use available ARP benefits.

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Unemployment Insurance Benefit Extension

Families currently receiving unemployment payments will get a $300/week federal increase in payments until Sept. 6, 2021. Families who are not receiving unemployment insurance may be eligible. This increase is not available in all states. Learn more: https://www.dol.gov/coronavirus/unemployment-insurance?cid=79294566037037bc15f030fd7eaa5a9e%23find-state-unemployment-insurance-contacts%20#find-state-unemployment-insurance-contacts #InvestingWithFamilies

Social media graphic displaying savings for familiesStimulus Payments

Missing a stimulus payment? You may be eligible to claim the Recovery Rebate Credit if you didn’t get a first or second payment or got less than the full amounts. Track the status of your stimulus payment: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment?cid=79294566037037bc15f030fd7eaa5a9e #InvestingWithFamilies

Food and Nutrition

DYK? There are #WIC updates in the American Rescue Plan. Families who are already enrolled will see automatic adjustments. Newly eligible families can enroll through their local WIC office: https://www.fns.usda.gov/contacts?f%5B1%5D=program%3A32 #InvestingWithFamilies

DYK? There are #SNAP updates in the American Rescue Plan. Families already enrolled will not need to do anything. Newly eligible families can enroll through their local SNAP office: https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/state-directory #InvestingWithFamilies

Child and Dependent Care Credit

The American Rescue Plan expands the size of the Child and Dependent Care Credit. Parents are eligible for this tax credit if they needed care for any child under age 13 or a disabled dependent of any age while working or looking for work. Learn more: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/child-and-dependent-care-tax-credit-faqs #InvestingWithFamilies

Rental Assistance

The American Rescue Plan makes more funding available for people with overdue rent. Additional transitional and permanent housing will also be available for eligible families. Explore the facts: https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/FACT_SHEET-Emergency-Rental-Assistance-Program_May2021.pdf #InvestingWithFamilies

Tax Credits

For many people, making ends meet throughout the year is tough, and saving regularly may seem unrealistic. Find tips for using some of your tax credit refunds to prepare for unforeseen expenses throughout the year: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/start-small-save-up/start-saving/how-to-use-your-tax-refund-to-build-your-emergency-funds/ #InvestingWithFamilies

Discover tips for using ARP tax credits to open a savings account to help you reach your long-term goals, such as owning a home. https://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/documents/cfpb_your-money-your-goals_place-for-savings_tool.pdf #InvestingWithFamilies

Energy and Water Assistance

The ARP makes additional funds available for energy and water assistance. Find out whether these emergency assistance funds are available for your family: https://communityactionpartnership.com/find-a-cap/?cid=fd585d5730f813ab478b1153034908e1&cid=79294566037037bc15f030fd7eaa5a9e  #InvestingWithFamilies

Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program

Through the American Rescue Plan, families can get a $50/month discount on their broadband service and equipment rentals and receive a one-time discount of up to $100 for laptops, tablets, or desktop computers. Check to see if your family is eligible to receive this discount: https://getemergencybroadband.org/do-i-qualify/ #InvestingWithFamilies

The Emergency Broadband Benefit program offers monthly discounts on broadband service. Do you qualify? Complete the application to find out: https://www.checklifeline.org/lifeline/?id=nv_flow&ebbp=true #InvestingWithFamilies

Not all broadband providers offer the Emergency Broadband Benefit. Find a company that offers the program discount: https://getemergencybroadband.org/companies-near-me/ #InvestingWithFamilies

Emergency Housing Vouchers

Do you need assistance with housing? Learn if your family is eligible to access housing vouchers: https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/public_indian_housing/pha/contacts?cid=fd585d5730f813ab478b1153034908e1 #InvestingWithFamilies