Get Real-World Skills with PA 211 internships in Harrisburg

Are you a student in the greater Harrisburg area who’s into UX or data science, and wants to make a positive impact in communities all across PA? Do you want to gain real-world skills and academic credit? If so, take a look at PA 211’s position descriptions for the Spring 2022 Website Database Internship and…

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PA Department of Education Seeking Survey Participants

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) invites Local Education Association (LEA) Administrators who provide supervision for programming and staff, working with or supporting children ages 5 through 8 and their families, to participate in the Attitudes Toward Trauma-Informed Care (ARTIC) Survey. The ARTIC Survey is a three-year project that will help guide statewide decision making…

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Help with Housing – PA 211

If you need rent and utilities assistance or emergency housing, PA 211 can connect you to help. Help is available for low-income housing, Section 8, ERAP, and other housing needs. Programs and procedures differ from county to county, so please select your county to get started: pa211.org/housing. If you need more assistance, text your zip…

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Opportunity to Speak Up for Working Pennsylvanians

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is one of the most successful anti-poverty programs in America. EITC puts money back into working Pennsylvanians’ pockets, promotes work, and encourages economic growth. That’s why we need your help to ask our legislators to support it! 2 out of 5 PA households are struggling to make ends meet….

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LIVE Grant For Vaccine Equity Open for Applications Statewide; Includes Faith-Based Org.’s

The Local Innovations in Vaccine Equity in Pennsylvania project (LIVE PA) is currently accepting grant applications throughout the state. This project, initiated by the Wolf Administration and United Way of Pennsylvania, will administer $4 million in mini-grants to local organizations, and $630,000 to support faith-based organizations aiming to reduce COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and ensure an equitable vaccine…

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Local Innovations in Vaccine Equity in PA (LIVE PA) Grant Expanded to Faith-Based Organizations

The Pennsylvania Department of Health and United Way of Pennsylvania have expanded the Local Innovations in Vaccine Equity in Pennsylvania project (LIVE PA), which aims to reduce vaccine hesitancy and ensure an equitable vaccine distribution throughout the Commonwealth. United Way of Pennsylvania will administer an additional $630,000 in grants to support the efforts of local…

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United Way of PA and the Early Learning Investment Commission Release Child Care Report on Working Families and Businesses

Harrisburg, PA – United Way of Pennsylvania (UWP) in partnership with the Early Learning Investment Commission (ELIC) releases a report which demonstrates that both employers and workers recognize child care is essential to Pennsylvania’s economic rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Child Care is Essential for Working Families and Businesses report combines the results from ELIC’s survey of business leaders in Pennsylvania, and UWP’s survey of…

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Federal Unemployment and Pandemic Benefits Expire September 5

On September 5, several unemployment benefit programs designed to help during the COVID-19 crisis will end. Programs that will expire are: Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA): Provided benefits for workers who are not typically eligible for UC, like gig workers and the self-employed. Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC): Provided additional weeks of UC, beyond 26 weeks….

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Evictions Resume: Get Rent Assistance Now!

If you’re behind on rent or utility payments, get help now – don’t wait! Select your county to see how to apply for ERAP: dhs.pa.gov/erap The national COVID-19 ban on evictions for nonpayment of rent is no longer in effect. There may be local eviction diversion programs available, like the ones in the city of Philadelphia and Bucks County….

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SNAP Benefit to Permanently Increase

Starting October 1, 2021, SNAP (food stamp) benefits will permanently increase by an average of $36 per person, per month. The pre-pandemic benefit provided on average $121 per month for a single person; this will now be increased to $157 per month. 42 million Americans currently benefit from SNAP and will see their benefits increase…

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