Benefit Available for Missed School Meals
The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) gives families money to buy food to make up for school meals missed due to COVID. Students are eligible if they’re signed up in the Free and Reduced-Price School Meals Program and have had a COVID-related disruption to in-person learning. Learn more about eligibility and how to sign your…
Discounted Internet Service Still Available
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is still open! Your household may be eligible to save up to $30 per month on your monthly internet bill. 20 leading internet providers offer ACP-eligible households a high-speed internet plan for no more than $30 per month. Eligible families who pair their ACP benefit with one of these plans…
Changes to Dental Coverage for Medicaid Members
Pennsylvania is updating the contracts with insurance/health plans that serve Medicaid members in our state. Some of the current plans will no longer be available after September 1. If a member does not choose a new plan, one will be automatically assigned to them by the PA Department of Human Services. Here is a breakdown…
Scholarship for Information and Resource Professionals
Nonprofit and government I&R profesisonals working in PA are invited to apply for a scholarship to support individual training in their field. Both database curators and resource navigators are eligible. Applications are accepted by United Way of PA quarterly, for up to the next 3 years. Interested I&R professionals can apply online.
Sign up Early for Holiday Gift Programs
Local holiday gift programs traditionally fill up well before the holiday season. Now is a good time to start looking into available programs, as most of these will not have availability in November and December. Search local resources on pa211.org: just filter by your zip code.
Are you on the lookout for a program providing backpacks, notebooks, pens, and more? View a list of school supply assistance programs on pa211.org: just filter by your zip code. Please contact each program to inquire into eligibility and current availability, as supplies are limited.
New ALICE Report: People with Disabilities in Financial Hardship in PA
For the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, United Way of Pennsylvania is launching a new research brief for PA – ALICE in Focus: People With Disabilities. The research reveals that the number of people with disabilities in our state who struggled to afford basics just before the pandemic hit is far higher…
Become a National Voter Registration Day Partner
National Voter Registration Day is coming up soon, on September 20! Partners get free swag and customized resources to plan their activities for the holiday. Partner organizations must be: nonpartisan, inclusive, aware of PA’s voter registration laws, and non-transactional. To learn more and sign up, visit nationalvoterregistrationday.org.
Farmers Market Nutrition Program
There is assistance available for PA’s low-income seniors, WIC recipients, and SNAP recipients to purchase fresh local produce from approved vendors this summer. Vendors are also encouraged to join the program and receive free wireless EBT processing equipment. Learn more about eligibility, how to apply, and where to find vendors.
United Way Concerned by Pennsylvania Budget That Fails to Deliver Sustainable Tax Relief for Working Families
United Way of Pennsylvania’s President Kristen Rotz, issued the following statement on behalf of the organization, highlighting the missed opportunity to provide working families with meaningful tax relief – and depriving all residents of related economic growth – in the state budget that is being considered by the General Assembly: “Pennsylvania’s new state budget does…