A charitable organization based in the Northern Mariana Islands has been awarded $50,000 by the American Rescue Plan to “teach Indigenous canoe-building.”
Dozens of cultural and educational organizations received millions of dollars each as part of President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 rescue plan. These funds were used to encourage activities related to social and climate justice.
After the Democrats successfully passed the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act in March 2021 without the assistance of Republicans, they presented it as an economic need to assist the country through COVID-19. The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced in October that nearly 300 cultural and educational organizations were awarded a total of $87.8 million in ARP money to assist, They will be better able to “recover from the economic weight of the epidemic” if they can reopen venues, facilities, and activities.