The American Rescue Plan is delivering direct relief to the American people, rescuing the American economy, and starting to beat the virus. For a full overview of what’s in the plan, click here.


Help is here with
the American Rescue Plan

Learn more about how to access your benefits here:

  • I need help finding a vaccine.

    I need help finding a vaccine.

    90% of Americans live within 5 miles of a vaccination site.

    Click here to find a vaccination site near you.

    You can also text your ZIP code to: GETVAX (438829) / VACUNA (822862)

    Message and data rates may apply. Reply HELP for help or STOP to cancel.

  • I need help getting health care coverage.

    I need help getting health care coverage.

    Lower your costs and sign up for health care:

    Healthcare.gov or call: (800) 318-2596

    If you lost your insurance, you may be eligible for assistance with the cost of COBRA coverage.

    Learn more about COBRA or call: (866) 487-2365

  • I need help buying food.

    I need help buying food.

    There is extra money available for food. Find your state’s SNAP program.

    Sign up for SNAP or call: (800) 221-5689

  • I have kids.

    I have kids.

    • Get a $3,000 tax credit per child for children 6 and over
    • Get a $3,600 tax credit per child for
      children under 6 years old

    Start accessing this money by filing your taxes with the IRS.*

  • I need help with rent.

    I need help with rent.

    If you are behind on your rent and at risk of losing your home, apply at a state or local level for emergency rental assistance:

    Learn more about Emergency Rental Assistance Programs or call: (800) 569-4287

  • I lost my job.

    I lost my job.

    Get an extra $300 per week and
    unemployment benefits extended until 9/6/21.

    Find your state’s Unemployment Benefits and sign up:

    Search Services By Location or call: (866) 487-2365

  • I need help getting a rescue payment.

    I need help getting a rescue payment.

    A typical family of 4 with a household income of $110,000 is eligible for an average of $5,600 in rescue funds.

    Claim your eligible funds.

  • I want to offer my employees paid time off for vaccines.

    I want to offer my employees paid time off for vaccines.

    Learn more about the Paid Leave Tax Credit.

  • My small business needs help.

    My small business needs help.

    The Treasury Department is providing critical assistance to small businesses across the country.

    Learn how to get financial assistance for your small business.

    * How to file your taxes with the IRS: Visit IRS.gov for general filing information. Haven’t filed your taxes? Here’s information for non-filers. If your income is less than $72,000 you may be eligible to file your taxes for free, or call (800) 829-1040.


    How does direct relief work under the American Rescue Plan?

    Here’s what you need to know about the direct relief the American Rescue Plan provides to working families:

    How is the American Rescue Plan helping people like you?

    • Avery

      • Occupation: Part-Time Clerk
      • Income: $25,000
      • Filing Status: Single
      • Dependents: 0

      Avery

      At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Avery’s employer transitioned to working from home and reduced her role to part-time. Since then, she has been struggling to pay for usual household expenses like rent and utilities.

      Impact of The ARP

      • $1,400 stimulus check
    • Chris

      • Occupation: Small Restaurant Owner
      • Income: $65,000
      • Filing Status: Married
      • Dependents: 0

      Chris

      For the last year, Chris’ restaurant has been struggling to keep its doors open. They have been left out of previous PPP loans parameters and are now at risk of closing permanently without immediate support.

      Impact of The ARP

      • Two stimulus checks totaling $2,800
      • Access to new grant program for restaurants
    • Sam & Lee

      • Occupation: Bus Driver and Electrician
      • Income: $100,000
      • Filing Status: Married
      • Dependents: 2 children under six

      Sam & Lee

      Sam and Lee are essential workers who have been struggling to maintain their working hours while managing their children’s schooling from home. They are in need of an emergency financial boost to cover the cost of childcare.

      Impact of The ARP

      • Four stimulus checks totaling $5,600
      • An additional $3,200 in Child Tax Credits
    • Jesse

      • Occupation: Small Business Owner
      • Income: $60,000
      • Filing Status: Single
      • Dependents: 0

      Jesse

      Jesse owns a hardware store with ten employees. She was able to hold off on layoffs for the past year, but without urgent financial support, she will need to layoff half of her staff by the end of spring.

      Impact of The ARP

      • $1,400 stimulus check
      • Funding for work sharing programs to avoid business layoffs
      • Access to flexible grants to get back on their feet and come back stronger
    • Jamie

      • Occupation: Teacher
      • Income: $55,000
      • Filing Status: Single
      • Dependents: 3 children over six

      Jamie

      Jamie has been teaching her classes from home while overseeing her three teenage children’s at home schooling and helping care for her elderly parents. She is in need of an emergency financial boost to help cover the cost of rent, utilities, and food.

      Impact of The ARP

      • Four stimulus checks for a total of $5,600
      • An additional $3,000 in Child Tax Credits
      • Safely reopen schools
    • Charlie

      • Occupation: Retired
      • Income: $0
      • Filing Status: Married
      • Dependents: 0

      Charlie

      As their family has struggled through the pandemic, Charlie and his partner have been supporting their grown children financially, and are now struggling to pay ends meet themselves.

      Impact of The ARP

      • Two stimulus checks for a total of $2,800

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