EducationCounsel’s Overview of the American Jobs Plan

Published April 1, 2021
by Sean Worley and Jennifer Castagna

On March 31, President Joe Biden unveiled his American Jobs Plan, which is the second part of his two-step economic plan for rescue - as enacted in the American Rescue Plan Act[1] which provided $1.9 trillion in additional coronavirus relief - and now recovery. According to a fact sheet released by the Biden Administration, the proposal would "invest about $2 trillion this decade" in traditional infrastructure, such as school and child care facilities, high-speed broadband, roads, clean energy, research and development, etc. This summary is of the major education-related provisions within the American Jobs Plan, including details on the proposed significant investments in early childhood, elementary and secondary school, and higher education facilities.