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SEAP launches survey to help local leaders prioritize ARP funding based on community input

ATLANTA – The Southern Economic Advancement Project (SEAP) launched the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Community Needs survey to gather feedback from residents across the 12 Southern states. The survey aims to identify challenges Southerners are experiencing as a result of the pandemic. SEAP’s goal is to bring in voices and ideas from local communities, especially …

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New Orleans Council adopts SEAP’s ARP Resolution, ensuring equitable spending

On October 7, 2021, in efforts to ensure an equitable recovery from the pandemic, the New Orleans City Council unanimously passed the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Model Resolution, drafted by the Southern Economic Advancement Project (SEAP). The resolution commits the city to utilize its share of ARP funds to promote a community-sustaining recovery across all …

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We’re Hiring: Data Director

About Us Launched in 2019, the Southern Economic Advancement Project (SEAP) partners with policy thinkers and doers to amplify their efforts and bridge gaps in policy infrastructure. SEAP’s goal is to advance policies that improve economic security, healthcare access, and environmental justice for all Southerners—acting as a connector, convener, and policy entrepreneur across issues and …

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Tableau Foundation Teams up with Fair Count, Southern Economic Advancement Project to Make Data a Cornerstone of an Equitable Post-Pandemic Recovery

SEATTLE, July 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Tableau Foundation announced its expanded commitment to the Southern Economic Advancement Project (SEAP) and Fair Count in support of both organizations’ work to improve the lives of marginalized, vulnerable populations in the southern United States. Collectively, the Stacey Abrams-founded organizations will be able to continue their work of …

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SEAP Establishes New Team to Assist Southern Communities with ARP Funds

ATLANTA, GA. – As state and local governments begin receiving American Rescue Plan relief funding, the Southern Economic Advancement Project (SEAP) has established an ARP Assistance Team. The team will ensure Southern communities have substantial assistance and resources to help them invest ARP funds responsibly and effectively. Tyler Bellstrom and Morgan Smith will join the …

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SEAP Launches Campaign to Highlight Need for Medicaid Expansion in Southern States

ATLANTA, GA. – Today, the Southern Economic Advancement Project (SEAP) kicked off Medicaid Madness, a bold campaign to emphasize the need for new Medicaid Expansion policies in eight Southern states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. Medicaid Expansion in these eight states will allow for affordable, quality, and equitable health …

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SEAP celebrates Black farmers receiving $5 billion to address debt and historic injustice

ATLANTA, April 8, 2021 – The Southern Economic Advancement Project (SEAP) celebrates the allocation of $5 billion to Black farmers, provided by way of President Joe Biden’s recently passed American Rescue Plan (ARP). The funds will help address racial discrimination and offer debt relief to minority farmers. In 2020, the SEAP partnered with the Black …

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