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Executive Summary: How Federal Investments in Safe Drinking Water Infrastructure Are Improving Public Health Fact Sheet
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Executive Summary: How Federal Investments in Safe Drinking Water Infrastructure Are Improving Public Health

This fact sheet summarizes a recent Center for American Progress report highlighting the use of federal investments from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to replace dangerous lead service lines and advance public health among vulnerable communities.

Pennsylvania Fern Hollow Bridge Repair Project Article
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Pennsylvania Fern Hollow Bridge Repair Project

This grant provided the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation with the necessary funds to repair the Fern Hollow Bridge after its unexpected collapse.

Pennsylvania New Pathways to Equity Project Article

Pennsylvania New Pathways to Equity Project

This grant funds the renewal and revitalization of public spaces in the Hill District of Pittsburgh and will help make the area more accessible to pedestrians and provide economic opportunities for residents.

Philadelphia SEPTA Clean Buses Article

Philadelphia SEPTA Clean Buses

This grant provides funding for a project to improve bus stops and replace diesel buses with zero-emission vehicles in the Philadelphia region through SEPTA.

Pennsylvania Raystown Lake Spillway Repair Article

Pennsylvania Raystown Lake Spillway Repair

This grant will provide funding to repair a concrete spillway and emergency gates surrounding Raystown Lake in central Pennsylvania.

Cowanesque Dam Renovation Article

Cowanesque Dam Renovation

This grant provides funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to repair the Cowanesque Lake Dam in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Goonies Solar Farm Article

Pennsylvania Goonies Solar Farm

Funding for the Goonies Solar Farm, which will produce enough energy for 33,000 households, will go toward developing a new solar engineering design that will then be manufactured by Doral Renewables.

Philadelphia Subway Station Accessibility Improvements Article

Philadelphia Subway Station Accessibility Improvements

This grant provides funding for the modernization of important subway stations across the city of Philadelphia so that they are accessible and fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, allowing for safe travel.

Pittsburgh International Airport Terminal Modernization Program Article

Pittsburgh International Airport Terminal Modernization Program

A grant from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will help modernize the aging and inconvenient terminals at the Pittsburgh International Airport.

Telework is finally reaching rural America thanks to Biden’s investments in broadband In the News

Telework is finally reaching rural America thanks to Biden’s investments in broadband

Rural Pennsylvania resident Rachael Grinnell experienced disruptions to work due to a lack of access to affordable and reliable internet. She discusses her excitement for federal investments to expand high-speed, reliable internet to connect her rural community.

The Pennsylvania Capital-Star

Rachael Grinnell

The Biden Administration’s First 2 Years: Stories of Americans Who Benefit From a Government Invested in Their Future Article

The Biden Administration’s First 2 Years: Stories of Americans Who Benefit From a Government Invested in Their Future

This collection features stories from Americans across the country whose lives and communities have benefited from the legislative and executive actions passed under the Biden administration.

the Center for American Progress Action Fund

Early Learning in the United States: 2021 Fact Sheet

Early Learning in the United States: 2021

These state fact sheets provide data on access to affordable child care for families, compensation for child care providers, and economic benefits of increased public investment in early learning.

MK Falgout

State Abortion Legislation in 2021 Report

State Abortion Legislation in 2021

In 2021, the United States has seen the highest number of abortion restrictions made law in a single year, and the legal context in which this newly enacted legislation will operate is particularly tenuous.

Elyssa Spitzer, Nora Ellmann

Closing Advanced Coursework Equity Gaps for All Students Report
Tenth-grade students make programming adjustments to a robot that they are testing in a Computer Science Principles course at a Maryland high school, December 2017. (Getty/Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)

Closing Advanced Coursework Equity Gaps for All Students

Even in high schools with similar levels of access to advanced coursework, Black, Latinx, and Indigenous students are less likely to be enrolled in advanced courses—and even when they are enrolled, they experience less success in these courses than their peers.

Roby Chatterji, Neil Campbell, Abby Quirk

The Funnel To Passing AP Exams Interactive

The Funnel To Passing AP Exams

This interactive uses data from the U.S. Department of Education to estimate how many students, overall and disaggregated, enroll in AP courses, take AP tests, and pass AP tests.

Roby Chatterji, Neil Campbell, Abby Quirk

A Criminal Record Shouldn’t Be a Life Sentence to Poverty Report
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A Criminal Record Shouldn’t Be a Life Sentence to Poverty

Bipartisan momentum for clean slate and fair chance licensing policies—which remove barriers to economic opportunity for people facing the stigma of a criminal record—has grown significantly in the states in recent years.

Rebecca Vallas, Sharon Dietrich, Beth Avery

Millions Will Gain Nondiscrimination Protections Under the Equality Act Article
Protestors march in support of transgender lives during a demonstration in New York City, October 2020. (Getty/John Lamparski/SOPA Images/LightRocket)

Millions Will Gain Nondiscrimination Protections Under the Equality Act

These fact sheets highlight how the Equality Act will result in expanded nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people, women, communities of color, and foreign-born individuals in states across the country.

Caroline Medina, Lindsay Mahowald, Sharita Gruberg

Building on the ACA: Administrative Actions to Improve Maternal Health Report

Building on the ACA: Administrative Actions to Improve Maternal Health

The United States’ maternal health crisis demands federal and state action to improve coverage, the delivery of care, and pregnancy outcomes. The cost of inaction will almost certainly be dire.

Jamille Fields Allsbrook, Osub Ahmed

5 Discussions That Shaped the Justice Reform Movement in 2020 Article
A protester wearing a Black Lives Matter T-shirt stands at a memorial event in Jefferson Square Park in Louisville, Kentucky, on March 13, 2021, to mark the one-year anniversary of Breonna Taylor's death. (Getty/Jeremy Hogan)

5 Discussions That Shaped the Justice Reform Movement in 2020

While more must be done to shrink the footprint of the U.S. criminal justice system, the national dialogue around reform during summer 2020 has inspired transformative ideas and tangible policies that can be built on moving forward.

Kenny Lo, Sarah Figgatt, Betsy Pearl, 1 More Chelsea Parsons

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