Pennsylvania has announced the availability of grants to help employers provide hazard pay to employees engaged in life-sustaining operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Governor Tom Wolf, $50 million in reimbursement-based grant funding from the federal CARES Act will be dedicated to keep front-line employees working in vital industry sectors.
“This funding is going to provide eligible employees with up to $3 per hour,” Wolf said. “For all of those making $20 or less, that will be a total of a $1,200 pay increase of the next 10 week period.”
Businesses, healthcare non-profits, public transportation agencies, and Certified Economic Development Organizations are invited to apply with workers in other industries such as food manufacturing, food retail, security services, and janitorial services possibly eligible to be covered through this grant program.
These funds will be administered by the Department of Community and Economic Development with the deadline to apply through the DCED website set at July 31st.
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