From an $108million relief fund, thousands of Americans could receive direct payments worth $2,000

Thousands of childcare workers will receive $2,000 as a thank you.

Childcare workers may be eligible for the Youth and Early Care Workforce Bonus, announced Utah Lieutenant Governor Deidre Henderson.

Over 12,000 eligible employees will receive a one-time direct payment of $2,000 each.

During the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 

Utah received $108million from the federal government, of which $20million remains.

The remaining $20 million will be used to fund the payments.

This program does not require applicants to be Utah residents, just to have worked in a Utah facility.

For a year, Mount Vernon, New York will send $500 monthly payments to

Payments offered by other states

200 residents through a partnership with Mayors for a Guaranteed Income.

Through August 5, the application will be available online.

The pilot program for universal basic income will select 200 eligible applicants at random after the window closes.

Pre-loaded debit cards will be used for payment, so a bank account is not required.

A control group of 275 will not receive the monthly payments, but will receive a $30 gift card for responding to surveys to track their overall well-being.

Residents of Chicago can apply each month for transit and gas card funds.

A current, valid city sticker with the correct mailing information for your vehicle is required for application.

In addition, your household income must not exceed 100% of Chicago's median income, or $93,200 for a family of four. 

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