UT Stronger Tomorrow Agenda
American Rescue Plan
The faith, civic, and business leaders of United Today, Stronger Tomorrow – Utah consulted with more than 1000 Utahns about how American Rescue Plan funds should be prioritized in the state. Informed by these priorities, we then met with Utah’s top policy experts in the areas of Education, Family Support, Health Care, Housing, Infrastructure, and Jobs to identify specific investments that will have the biggest impact on Utah’s future.
The Covid Pandemic has affected all Utahns — but not equally. Front line workers, immigrants, people of color, indigenous people, people with disabilities, small business owners, and rural Utahns have been hardest hit. ARP funds should be used to correct the historic inequities that have festered for too long.
The UT Stronger Tomorrow Agenda recommends both one-time investments and temporary expansions of the safety net that are crucial in this moment of recovery, and that should be evaluated for extension at the end of 2024. Utah has more than $3 billion to spend on education, housing, health care, child care and unrestricted funds. Let’s invest it wisely to build a stronger tomorrow for our state.