Thanks to a $1.7 billion fund, hundreds of thousands of Americans still stand to receive $2,000 relief checks

For hundreds of thousands of Americans, there is still hope of getting extra cash to help them deal with rising costs.

A $2,000 relief check will once again be sent to low-income families by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf.

The $1.7 billion PA Opportunity Program was first proposed by Governor Wolf in February.

According to Republicans in the General Assembly, funding the plan would worsen inflation.

At 9.1%, inflation is at its highest level in four decades.

During his travels around the state, the governor spoke with Americans who said the money would make a difference in their families.

Direct payments of $2,000 would be sent to Pennsylvania households earning less than $80,000 if the program is approved.

Who qualifies for the program?

In the Keystone State, at least 250,000 households are expected to benefit from the program if it passes.

Those who support the plan hope the money will help Pennsylvanians get through the tough financial times they have been experiencing.

How much will the program cost?

A larger $1.7billion dollar proposal is intended to help not only residents 

But small businesses still struggling after the Covid-19 pandemic.

As well as supporting the health care system in Pennsylvania, money will also be allocated.

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