PCCY Unveils New Tools To Help Families, Communities and Schools as part of the American Rescue Act

Pennsylvania’s share of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act is $360 billion and is a real game changer for kids. But what impact will this have for Pennsylvania’s children? PCCY has created these resources to help better understand the plan and how this tremendous influx of federal dollars can be directed to have the greatest impact to improve the lives of children and youth:

DOWNLOAD Resources for Communities

  • Pennsylvania’s counties and municipalities received $6.15 billion in funds to help communities and families rebound from the pandemic; these funds must be spent by the end of 2024. These funds are on top of funds received by local governments. To find out how much your county and municipal governments received, click here.

DOWNLOAD Resources for Schools

  • The American Rescue Act is the third federal package to deliver additional funds to public schools, including charter schools, to address the immediate and lasting effects of the pandemic on students. See frequently asked questions below and how school districts can use these funds to help PA’s students.

DOWNLOAD Resources for Families

  • The American Rescue Act has real benefits for you including new unemployment benefits, reduced health care costs, decreasing the cost of internet services, mortgage and rental assistance and help paying for food.