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In addition to checks for qualifying households, the American Rescue Plan will extend unemployment benefits, bolster funding to public schools, and create child tax credits.

Stimulus checks are the tip of the iceberg that is the $1.9 trillion dollar American Rescue Plan.

The relief package signed by President Joe Biden on March 11 is historic and complex. It includes an extension of unemployment benefits, funding to public schools of all kinds, and child tax credits that will provide some American families with significant cash.

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