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…

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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.

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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.

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Back-to-School Resources

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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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Join Our Team! Seeking PA 211 Social Determinants of Health Project Manager

United Way of Pennsylvania and PA 211 are seeking a high performing, growth-oriented Social Determinants of Health Project Manager to join our collaborative team for the purpose of leading the implementation of new projects related to Social Determinants of Health, Community Resource Navigation Services, Health Equity, & Health Access. In collaboration with UWP/PA 211 staff…

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Director of PA NFIB Says Pennsylvanians Would Benefit from Earned Income Tax Credit

Greg Moreland, state director of the National Federation of Independent Businesses of Pennsylvania, recently spoke out on the advantages of a state EITC for Pennsylvanians: “It’s not just businesses that benefit. The refundable earned income tax credit would help state and local governments move forward from the pandemic. When there is more financial stability in…

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