American Rescue Plan in Action:

Leveraging Flexible Funding and Community

Engagement for Equitable Recovery


Federal grant programs often fund status-quo approaches and organizations, leaving out low-income, rural, and BIPOC residents. Learn how local stewards are leveraging the uniquely flexible and engagement-oriented structure of the American Rescue Plan to bring innovative, collaborative solutions to communities across the country.


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Thriving Together Webinar: Moving from Recovery to Renewal

Never have communities had access to direct, flexible dollars at the same scale the American Rescue Plan offers. Our best hope for equitable renewal is to organize local and national action around a single unifying expectation: All people and places thriving together, no exceptions. Join national and community leaders to explore pragmatic tools and actionable resources to help us build a better future together on January 26th.



Closing a Street, Opening a Community

When the pandemic hit in 2020, the same scenario played out across the country: Cities closed streets so that people had places to walk and gather in outdoor settings. Now, few of them are making it permanent. Learn how reducing the number of cars on the road and opening public space can contribute to community well-being and the vital conditions that all places and people need to thrive. 


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Efforts to Ban Healthcare for Transgender Youth

This year, 64,700 transgender young people across 22 states were at risk of losing access to critical medical care. As states approach their 2022 legislative sessions and anti-trans policy proposals begin cropping up, MAP's LGBTQ+ Policy Spotlight: Efforts to Ban Health Care for Transgender Youth helps advocates prepare.



The Racial Income Gap and Benefits Cliffs

While society has made progress to address racial wealth gaps, long-standing discriminatory policies and practices continue. Today, structural racism still impacts people at all levels of the wealth-building process. Learn how higher effective tax rates, benefit cliffs and plateaus, and gaps in safety net programs perpetuate wealth gaps and impact people of color.


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Data Walks: An Innovative Way to Share Data with Communities

The new tool, Data Walks, provides a means of sharing data and research findings with stakeholders. Leverage Data Walks to share key data and findings with community, ensure a more robust analysis and understanding of the data, inform better community programming and policies, and to inspire individual and collective action.



5 Ethical Risks to Consider Before Filling Missing Race & Ethnicity Data

Disaggregating data by race and ethnicity can shine a light on racialized systems of privilege and oppression. There is a demand for disaggregated data to fill data gaps, but there are ethical risks with scientific methods to fill missing race and ethnicity data. This brief summarizes five ethical risk areas to consider. 


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American Rescue Plan: Calling for Equitable Recovery and Systems Renewal



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