The American Rescue Plan has the potential to help lift millions of Americans, including Philadelphians, out of poverty. This could be life-changing, not only for Philadelphia families, but for our city as a whole.
In addition to the much-needed funding for local governments, vaccine distribution, business relief, and school reopening, the American Rescue Plan also provides substantial direct aid to individuals and families.
In fact, the majority of the $1.9 trillion dollars from this stimulus package will go towards direct aid for individuals, benefits that will build a bridge to economic recovery for working families. This includes stimulus checks, extending unemployment benefits and eligibility, increasing SNAP benefits, and more.
Below we’ve outlined a few of the ways the American Rescue Plan will help Philadelphia families, and how you can make sure you receive your stimulus check and other relief, including free tax preparation.