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ISSUE 64 | MAY 29, 2020
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From Around the Region and the State
Economic and Policy News
PA gets federal funding to fight food insecurity
Pennsylvania will receive over $50 million in federal funding to reduce food insecurity during the pandemic.
The funding will go to distributors, who will then deliver food to nonprofit service providers throughout the commonwealth.
Meanwhile, Pennsylvania is joining a federal pilot program that will allow participants in the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to order groceries online.
The pandemic is driving America’s schools toward financial meltdown
Education leaders throughout the United States are warning that the coronavirus pandemic and resulting loss of revenue could create a devastating financial crisis for the nation’s schools.
Nearly half of school funding comes from state governments, and with unemployment approaching 15 percent of the labor force, some states have lost up to a third of their tax revenue compared to last year.