WVCBP in the News

July 22, 2021 by WVCBP
Child Tax Credit Helping WV Families Pay for Transportation, Food

Public News Service - An estimated 346,000 West Virginia children, 93% of all kids in the state, live in households that likely received their first Child Tax Credit (CTC) payments last week. Read the full article. Stormy Johnson, with the Preston County Board of Education and a mother of three children, said the extra cash provided by…

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July 19, 2021 by Kelly Allen
Local Advocates Hold Picnic to Push for More Paid Family Leave

WTRF - The push for paid leave was in full force Monday evening over at the Schwertfeger Shelter at Wheeling Park. Read the full article. A statewide campaign called “Paid Leave Works for WV” was the topic and supporters held a picnic to try to garner support at the federal level for paid family and…

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July 15, 2021 by WVCBP
Parents Begin Receiving Federal Covid Tax Credit Payments This Week

West Virginia Public Broadcasting - About 39 million families across the U.S. -- including 346,000 children in West Virginia -- are receiving monthly child payments this week from the U.S. Department of Treasury as a part of the federal COVID-19 relief plan. Read the full article. Families will get about $3,000 per child each month.…

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July 15, 2021 by Kelly Allen
Child Credit Funds Began Arriving in Bank Accounts

West Virginia MetroNews - Parents across West Virginia began noticing new money from the federal government in their bank accounts Thursday, part of the new expanded child tax credit program. Read the full article. The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan passed by Congress earlier this year provides monthly payments to adults with children. Basically instead…

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July 14, 2021 by WVCBP
Leading Anti-Hunger Organization Announces Nearly $2.5 Million Investment in 52 Partners across the U.S., Indian Country, and Israel

PRNewsWire - As the country begins to emerge from the pandemic, a leading anti-hunger organization is investing nearly $2.5 million in efforts in the United States and Israel to stem the tide in persistent food insecurity that was exacerbated by pandemic-related shutdowns. The newest round of partnership grants from MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger increases its five-year total giving through its Emerging…

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July 14, 2021 by Sean O'Leary
West Virginia: A Case Study on the Impact of Population Decline

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Meridian Star, Marshall News Messenger, Williston Daily Herald, Brookings Register- There’s nobody here. Read the full article. Well almost nobody. This unincorporated community is in a magnificent corner of the world, garlanded by mountains, picturesque farms planted along the road, eight miles from not one but two ski areas and a state…

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July 13, 2021 by WVCBP
WV School Systems are Requesting Input on How to Spend $739M in Federal Money. Kanawha Alone is Getting $82M.

Charleston Gazette-Mail - The American Rescue Plan Act is providing $739 million to West Virginia county school systems, including $82 million to Kanawha County. Read the full article. Through 4 p.m. Friday, the Kanawha school system is inviting public comment on its plan to spend that money. Comments may be emailed to comment@mail.kana.k12 .wv.us The plan addresses a litany…

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July 12, 2021 by Seth DiStefano
How the American Families Plan can Improve 90% of West Virginian Kids’ Lives

WOWK13 - On Inside West Virginia Politics, Congress is returning to Washington on Monday, July 12, and Seth DiStefano, the Policy Outreach Director at the West Virginia Center of Budget and Policy, discusses why Congress should prioritize the American Families Plan. Watch the full segment. In July, families with children will begin to see checks as part…

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July 9, 2021 by Seth DiStefano
Here are 6 Things State Lawmakers Could do to Help Hungry West Virginians

Mountain State Spotlight, Beckley Register-Herald, Times West Virginian, West Virginia Public Broadcasting - Hunger in West Virginia — a complex problem tied to shuttered grocery stores, infrastructure issues and generational poverty — has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. The problem is one that advocates say requires state-level policy and funding to supplement the nonprofits and…

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July 8, 2021 by WVCBP
Organizers Raise Awareness for Child Tax Credit to Help Struggling Families

WOWK13 - Nonpartisan West Virginia organizations came together at Coonskin Park Thursday to raise awareness for the Child Tax Credit increase. Read the full article. Part of the American Rescue Plan passed this January by Congress, with eligible families in West Virginia and across the country receiving monthly payments of up to $300 per child.…

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