Rescue plan

Governor Wolf demands $2,000 checks from Pennsylvanians using American Rescue Plan Act money

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf calls on the state’s General Assembly to pass legislation for the $500 million PA Opportunity program funded by the American Rescue Plan Act, which would send checks for $2,000 to Pennsylvanians. , child care or gas. We have the opportunity and the wherewithal to ensure they are not in trouble, to ensure their success,” Wolf said in a press release. “I ask the General Assembly to unite across the aisles on this for the sake of every Pennsylvanian – for when they succeed, our Commonwealth succeeds. Let’s get that money out of our coffers and into the pockets of Pennsylvanians.” Despite a $1.7 billion proposal from Wolf, his office said Pennsylvania is sitting on more than $2 billion in federal ARPA dollars that remains unplanned and uncommitted.The money should be returned to the federal government to ‘here December 31, 2024. Wolf’s office said last week that Democratic leaders in the Senate and House have pledged to introduce bills to support Wolf’s PA Opportunity Program The program uses 500 million in ARPA dollars to provide direct payments of up to $2,000 to Pennsylvania households with incomes of $80,000 or less.The program aims to help families who are still recovering. economically from the COVID-19 pandemic or help them cover pandemic-related costs and manage the current cost of living, which is increasing daily. Click here to read more about Wolf’s efforts to send cash assistance to Pennsylvanians.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf calls on the state’s General Assembly to pass legislation for the $500 million PA Opportunity program funded by the American Rescue Plan Act, which would send checks for $2,000 to Pennsylvanians.

“Pennsylvanians shouldn’t have to choose between paying for utilities or groceries, child care or gas. We have the opportunity and the wherewithal to ensure they are not in trouble, to ensure their success,” Wolf said in a press release. “I ask the General Assembly to unite across the aisles on this for the good of every Pennsylvanian – for when they succeed, our Commonwealth succeeds. Let’s get that money out of our coffers and into the pockets of Pennsylvanians.”

Despite a $1.7 billion proposal from Wolf, his office said Pennsylvania is sitting on more than $2 billion in federal ARPA dollars that remains unplanned and uncommitted.

The money is expected to be returned to the federal government by December 31, 2024.

Wolf’s office said last week that Senate and House Democratic leaders have pledged to introduce bills to support Wolf’s AP Opportunity Agenda.

The program uses $500 million in ARPA dollars to provide direct payments of up to $2,000 to Pennsylvania households with incomes of $80,000 or less.

The program aims to help families who are still recovering economically from the COVID-19 pandemic or help them cover pandemic-related costs and manage the current cost of living, which is increasing daily.

Click here to read more about Wolf’s efforts to send cash assistance to Pennsylvanians.