CARES Act Funding Should Support Pennsylvanians Impacted by Pandemic

By House Appropriations Committee Staff , | one year ago

Through the CARES Act, Pennsylvania received $3.9 billion in Coronavirus Relief Funds to address critical needs within the commonwealth.

The General Assembly worked with Governor Tom Wolf throughout the spring and summer to appropriate and distribute $2.6 billion of those dollars to nursing homes, health care and human service providers, schools and childcare, county governments, small businesses, hazard pay for frontline workers and rent/mortgage relief.

That leaves over $1 billion to be appropriated before December 1, 2020 -- otherwise the remaining funds will automatically be distributed to only 60 counties cutting nearly half of the citizens of this commonwealth out of additional support.

House Democrats believe we have a basic duty to support Pennsylvanians through the crisis, and have introduced more than a dozen bills to address the urgent needs of those suffering the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

CARES $ Legislation for 2019/20
Last updated: 11/12/20
Bill PN Sponsor Subject/Name
HB 2592 PN 3941 Hanbidge Emergency Relief for Feed Sellers and Livestock Producers
HB 2623 PN 3974 Cephas Expanding HEMAP to assist Landlords during the COVID-19 pandemic
HB 2630 PN 4042 Fiedler Support for Child Care and Preschool Providers
HB 2665 PN 4091 Petrarca PPE for child welfare workers and service providers
HB 2705 PN 4154 Miller Technology Grants for School Districts
HB 2738 PN 4188 Miller Accountability and Transparency for Coronavirus Relief Fund Spending
HB 2791 PN 4253 Ciresi COVID-19 Local Restaurant Grants
HB 2809 PN 4319 Hanbidge COVID-19 Childcare Assistance
HB 2810 PN 4320 Hanbidge COVID-19 Childcare Assistance
HB2821 PN 4289 Malagari Grants for Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries
HB 2826 PN 4293 Davis School Nurse Reimbursement Rate Increase
HB 2837 PN 4353 Fiedler Expanding PHFA’s Rental and Mortgage Assistance Program
HB 2894 PN 4498 Wheatley Aid for Independent Live Music Venues
HB 2901 PN 4457 Fiedler Child Care Provider Relief
HB 2903 PN 4467 Snyder COVID-19 Veterans Grant Program
HB 2908 PN 4479 Malagari Hazard Pay Grants for EMS Workers
HB 2931 PN 4506 Harkins Hazard Pay Grants for Nonprofit Workers
HB 2939 PN 4514 Ullman COVID Higher Ed Support
HB 2944 PN 4530 Schweyer Community Colleges
HB 2953 PN 4587 O'Mara COVID-19 Hazard Pay Program

CARES Act Funding Should Support Pennsylvanians Impacted by Pandemic

By House Appropriations Committee Staff , | one year ago

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