Human Rights Measure

Human Rights
Human Rights

H.R.1319 – American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

Date Enacted: March 2021
Country: United States
Region: North America

The law contains a section entitled “funding for water assistance program” under which funding “is appropriated to the Secretary of Health and Human Services . . . for grants to States and Indian Tribes to assist low-income households, particularly those with the lowest incomes, that pay a high proportion of household income for drinking water and wastewater services, by providing funds to owners or operators of public water systems or treatment works to reduce arrearages of and rates charged to such households for such services.” Additionally, as part of the ‘homeowner assistance fund,” payment assistance is provided for water under certain circumstances.