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…
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….
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county to see how to apply for ERAP: dhs.pa.gov/erap The national COVID-19 ban on evictions for nonpayment of rent is no longer in effect.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….
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…
Get Help with Rent and Utilities 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 COVID-19 assistance: dhs.pa.gov/erap The COVID-19 ban on evictions for nonpayment of rent currently only applies to counties with high or substantial transmission rates. Any eviction ban in place in your county will…
Parent’s Corner Newsletter
PA’s prenatal-to-age-3 (PN3) collaborative wants to hear from you! PN3 works to get more PA kids into high-quality child care, early learning programs, and health support systems. Family voices are crucial when it comes to shaping government policy that affects us all. Check out the August PN3 Parent’s Corner newsletter for current opportunities to make…
Summer Food Benefits for Kids
The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) helps families cover the cost of breakfasts and lunches their children would have been eligible to receive for free or at reduced price through the National School Lunch Program. The American Rescue Plan authorizes the continued distribution of P-EBT benefits over the summer months, to assist households with children…
LIVE Grant For Vaccine Equity Launches Statewide
Today, the Local Innovations in Vaccine Equity in Pennsylvania project (LIVE PA) was launched for all parts of the Commonwealth. This project, initiated by the Wolf Administration and United Way of Pennsylvania, will administer $4 million in mini-grants to local organizations that aim to reduce vaccine hesitancy and ensure an equitable vaccine distribution throughout our state. Local…
PA 211 Seeking Website Intern
Are you a student in the greater Harrisburg area who’s into marketing, UX, and making 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 description for the Fall 2021 Website Database Search Internship! This position is semi-remote and is for academic credit.
Enhanced WIC Benefits
Now through September 2021, PA WIC has increased the vegetable and fruit voucher to $35 per month, per participant. If you are pregnant or have a child under 5 years of age, you could qualify. Visit pawic.com to learn more and see if you qualify.