The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is a multifaceted funding plan that serves as a Trojan horse for tyrannical measures. The ARPA funds have been allocated for every state. Acceptance of these funds requires each locality to blindly follow and implement all CDC guidance. CDC guidance has thus far been just that - recommendations to be used as general guidelines, not law. States, cities, and counties have not previously had to implement CDC guidance without legislative process. However, acceptance of the ARPA funds requires adherence to the CDC guidelines as mandatory without due legislative process. If the terms of compliance are not met, the funding is terminated. The ARPA funds are contingent on implementation of various programs and policies that typically would not be accepted by elected officials.
In this post we will review some of the funding granted to Fairfax and Loudoun counties. In all of the grants provisions measures are in place to ensure the schools are integrated into to requirements. There are set expectations that include implementation of 5G in classrooms, social emotional learning (CRT) and all recommendations for masking/vaccination mandates from the CDC.
The most pertinent concerns with schools
On April 30th, 2021, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) sent superintendents a letter informing them about the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) & Elementary & Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER 111), whereby the Federal Government plans to give to Virginia $22 million in funds. The deadline for schools to submit their Health and Safety plans was July 30th, 2021.
Requirements to get this money to pay for after school programs, enrichment programs, etc. is to open Public schools following CDC "guidelines" to create "unity" across the USA. States and Public School Districts are to update their "policies" every 6 months or when the CDC changes policies. (Private Schools don't need the money so they may or may not be included)
School Superintendents accepting the grants were told by the CDC to "seek public comments" but as long as they have accepted funds, they are required to follow CDC guidance no matter the input from parents.
These policies currently include: universal masking, physical distancing, contact tracing, isolation & quarantines, diagnostic testing before return, and WILL INCLUDE providing Vaccines to school communities and incorporating a public safety nurse for administration in each school.
Schools also have a reporting system which requires reporting that includes sharing "data" on the children.
Policy, programs and mandatory guidance will evolve with the continued funding.
Concerns for State, County and Local Governments
Each county that accepts funds will also be required to adhere to the provisions of the grant and accompanying agency standards. HHS and CDC recommendations for state/county/governmental agencies will be mandatory for receipt of funds. These funds must be spent, accounted for and reported back to the issuing authority. Failure to comply with the outlined provisions results in termination of funds and possible refunds to the issuer. In summary, acceptance and retention of the American Rescue Plan Funds is conditional on full compliance with any and all CDC recommendations. This includes implementation of recommended medical mandates.
These localities are further required to disclose ALL data collected from testing employees, students and participants. This includes but is not limited to local government employees, police and firefighters. There are no provisions for data privacy.
Details of the American Rescue Plan “The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, also called the COVID-19 Stimulus Package or American Rescue Plan, Pub L. No. 117-2 (March 11, 2021), is a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill passed by the 117th United States Congress and signed into law by President Joe Biden on March 11, 2021, to speed up the country's recovery from the economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing recession. First proposed on January 14, 2021, the package builds upon many of the measures in the CARES Act from March 2020 and in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, from December.” (Wikipedia)
“On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) into law. Under the Act, $350 billion was provided for eligible state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency through the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund (CSFRF) and the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (CLFRF). The funds are designed to assist governments in responding to the pandemic, addressing its economic impact, and establishing a foundation for a strong and equitable recovery." (CDC) Expenditures must be obligated by December 31, 2024 and spent by December 31, 2026.
As of September 2021, Fairfax County has received, or is anticipated to receive, $670.3 million, which includes the $200.2 million from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF), $35.6 million anticipated as a result of approved FEMA reimbursements discussed on page 24, $211.6 million in grants and other awards outlined beginning on page 27, and $222.9 million anticipated through the America Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). In addition, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has been awarded or anticipates funding of $326.5 million (not including the $19.6 million allocated from the County’s CRF award). County grant awards are increased by $6.8 million from the last update due to two new awards discussed beginning on page 41. (Fairfax County)
In addition to the above outlines measures Fairfax County is also using the funds to initiate a Universal Basic Income (UBI) program, which is a hallmark component of socialism. None of these measures are voted on or heard by the public because they are integrated into the grant process.
Loudoun County Executive Summary On June 1, 2021, Loudoun County received its first installment of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) from the U.S. Department of the Treasury in the amount of $40,162,454.50. The Board of Supervisors (Board) appropriated the first tranche of funds to address immediate needs targeted to assist the most hard-hit areas of the County, and to ensure continuation of government services as shown in Table. (Loudoun County)
CDC Involvement (All references below are directly from the CDC website)
The CDC is providing funding and guidance for the ARPA.
Concerning Terms and Conditions of COVID-19 Funds
• A recipient of a grant or cooperative agreement awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with funds made available under the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response.
Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020 (P.L.116-123); the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, 2020 (the “CARES Act”) (P.L. 116- 136); the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act (P.L. 116-139); the Consolidated Appropriations Act and the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplement Appropriations Act, 2021 (P.L. 116-260) and/or the American Rescue Plan of 2021 (P.L. 117-2) agrees, as applicable to the award, to: 1) comply with existing and/or future directives and guidance from the Secretary regarding control of the spread of COVID-19; 2) in consultation and coordination with HHS, provide, commensurate with the condition of the individual, COVID-19 patient care regardless of the individual’s home jurisdiction and/or appropriate public health measures (e.g., social distancing, home isolation); and 3) assist the United States Government in the implementation and enforcement of federal orders related to quarantine and isolation.
In addition, to the extent applicable, the recipient will comply with Section 18115 of the CARES Act, with respect to the reporting to the HHS Secretary of results of tests intended to detect SARS–CoV–2 or to diagnose a possible case of COVID–19. Such reporting must be in accordance with guidance and direction from HHS and/or CDC. HHS laboratory reporting guidance is posted at www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/covid-19-laboratory-data-reporting- guidance.pdf.external icon
This award is contingent upon agreement by the recipient to comply with existing and future guidance from the HHS Secretary regarding control of the spread of COVID-19. In addition, the recipient must apply these terms to any subaward, to the extent applicable to activities set out in such subaward. To achieve the public health objectives of ensuring the health, safety, and welfare of all Americans, the recipient must distribute and administer vaccine without discriminating on non-public-health grounds within a prioritized group.
Submission of this application assumes concurrence among the state health official and the jurisdiction’s preparedness, epidemiology, and laboratory programs.
Termination • This award may be terminated in whole or in part consistent with 45 CFR | 75.372. CDC may impose other enforcement actions in accordance with 45 CFR 75.371- Remedies for Noncompliance, as appropriate. In summary the American Rescue Plan is supplementally funded by and beholden to the CDC/HHS. Any State/County or Locality that accepts the funding is to adhere to the requirements outlined by the CDC. The funding must be allocated and submitted in reports to the federal government. County employees are subject the mandates that become conditions of the funds. County employees who test have no control over this (personal) data that is mandatorily disclosed to CDC/HHS. Additionally the funds come in rolling grant cycles and any new conditions of funding are automatically added in. Typically grants are "all or none, use it or lose it" and each dollar must be accounted for and spent according to the terms.
It is clear that The American Rescue Plan and its insidious implementation will eliminate privacy and freedoms, and inch us closer to socialism in the United States. Funding under the guise of assisting schools will usher in programs and policy that never would have been approved by any reasonable legislative body. This grant program is being used to covertly develop and fund programs that never would have existed otherwise. The funding, enforcement measures and authority granted in these programs completely usurp the legislative processes and considerations for the constituents.