– The House of Representatives today passed Senate Bill 1108
, which would distribute approximately $2.6 billion in federal relief funds throughout Pennsylvania’s counties as well as across various state government departments. Of that total, $625 million is allocated to 60 Pennsylvania counties who have not yet received funds directly from the federal government. Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) announced that, based on population, Northumberland and Snyder counties would receive $11,849,876 in appropriated funds.
“These are truly unprecedented times in Pennsylvania and throughout the nation. Businesses are suffering, people are worried, and the future is uncertain. These funds will go a long way in providing much-needed relief, and hopefully some peace of mind, for everyone being affected by this pandemic,” said Culver. “Being a member of the House Appropriations Committee has allowed me to play a critical role in determining how to allocate these funds. My staff and I will continue to provide help in any way we can to the residents of the 108th district.”
The remaining funds will be allocated across various state agencies and departments to provide government services throughout the state. Highlights include $225 million for a Statewide Small Business Assistance Program; $632 million for nursing homes, long-term care and personal care; $20 million for food assistance programs; and $50 million for volunteer fire companies and emergency medical service (EMS) companies.
Pennsylvania received these funds from the federal government through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This act provides necessary emergency relief to Americans affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Senate Bill 1108 has been approved by both chambers of the Legislature and is now awaiting the governor’s signature.
For more information about this legislation, or any other state-related issue, contact Culver’s district office in Sunbury located at 106 Arch St
., by calling 570-286-5885, or toll-free at 1-800-924-9060. Information can also be found online at LyndaCulver.com
Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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