Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Pennsylvania: "Hazard Pay Grants Now Available for Front-Line Workers in Life-Sustaining Industries"

Gov. Wolf announced hazard pay grants for Pennsylvania's "front-line workers." The plan is to make $50 million available, which comes from the federal CARES Act funding. Here's the gist:
The following applicants are eligible to apply: 
  • Businesses 
  • Healthcare Non-profits 
  • Public Transportation Agencies 
  • Certified Economic Development Organizations (CEDO)
 Eligible Pennsylvania-based industries include: 
  • Healthcare and Social Assistance 
  • Ambulatory Health Care Services 
  • Hospitals Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 
  • Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 
  • Food Manufacturing 
  • Food Retail Facilities 
  • Security Services for eligible industries listed above and commercial industries that were not closed as a result of the Governor’s Business Closure Order 
  • Janitorial Services to Buildings and Dwellings
Grant funds may be used for hazard pay for direct, full-time and part-time employees earning less than $20/hour, excluding fringe benefits and overtime for the 10-week period from August 16, 2020, to October 24, 2020. Applicants may apply for up to $1,200 per eligible full-time equivalent (FTE) employee. Employers may apply for a grant to provide hazard pay for up to 500 eligible full-time equivalent employees per location.

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