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February 28, 2021

Aguilar Votes to Pass President Biden’s American Rescue Plan

Today, the House passed the American Rescue Plan, President Joe Biden’s legislative package to provide relief to the American people and bring an end to the coronavirus crisis. In addition to providing resources to ramp up vaccine distribution and establish new community vaccination sites, the legislation also provides direct stimulus checks of up to $1,400 for most Americans, provides funding to help safely reopen schools, and gives critical assistance to small businesses. The American Rescue Plan includes nearly $350 billion for state, local and tribal governments and more than $130 billion for city and county governments. In its current form, the bill is estimated to provide the following funding levels to local governments in San Bernardino County:




Estimated Relief Amount

County of San Bernardino


City of Colton


City of Grand Terrace


City of Fontana


City of Loma Linda


City of Rancho Cucamonga


City of Redlands


City of Rialto


City of San Bernardino


City of Upland




The legislation also includes $130 billion in funding to help safely reopen schools. The following funding amounts are estimated to be made available for districts in the 31st Congressional District:


School District


Alta Loma Elementary School District


Chaffey Joint Union High School District


Colton Joint Unified School District


Fontana Unified School District


Redlands Unified School District


Rialto Unified School District


San Bernardino City Unified School District


Upland Unified School District





“Right now, Inland Empire residents, families and small businesses are working to make ends meet during a once in a generation crisis, and they deserve relief. The American Rescue Plan delivers the funding and resources our community needs to get more residents vaccinated, get money into the pockets of those who need it, get our kids safely back in school, and keep our small businesses operating. This is a key step forward in President Biden’s plan to build back better, and I will continue to work with the Biden Administration and my colleagues in Congress to deliver additional relief to help the Inland Empire bounce back from this crisis,” said Aguilar.


Aguilar serves as Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, and is a member of the House Appropriations Committee, the committee responsible for determining funding levels for federal programs and initiatives.