EducationCounsel’s Summary of President Joe Biden’s American Families Plan

Published May 11, 2021
by Sean Worley

On April 28, President Joe Biden unveiled his American Families Plan, which is his third proposal to support recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The American Families Plan would provide an estimated $1.8 trillion over ten years and builds upon the president's previously proposed $2.5 trillion American Jobs Plan, which is focused on the nation's infrastructure, and the already-enacted $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act (ARP). Complementing the American Jobs Plan proposed investments in early childhood, K-12, and higher education facilities, the American Families Plan proposes additional significant investments in child care and early childhood education, educator preparation and support, as well as higher education access and support.