Tag: cash assistance

Mayor Adams to provide additional $3 million in cash assistance to Bronx fire victims

March 16, 2022 BronxWorks selected to disburse remaining funds and provide case management services NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams and The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City (Mayor’s Fund) today announced that an additional $3 million in financial assistance will be made available to help more than 150 households affected […]

NGOs welcome resumption of cash assistance for asylum seekers in Greece, call for gaps to be filled urgently — Refugees International

The months-long suspension of cash assistance to asylum seekers since October 2021 has caused significant hardship across Greece. Today, 14 NGOs and civil society organizations welcome the reinstatement of the programme, while warning that many people still remain without assistance. Since the end of December, asylum seekers in Greece have been receiving “payment cards” as […]

Delete Barnes and Valentino-Smith: Maryland’s temporary cash assistance safety net must be reformed

Photo by Catherine McQueen/Getty Images. By Dels. Darryl Barnes and Geraldine Valentino-Smith The drafters are chair of the Black Legislative Caucus and vice chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee for Health and Human Services, respectively. Both are Democrats representing Prince George’s County in the House of Delegates. At first glance, Maryland’s poverty rate is lower […]

UNRWA and EU help Palestinian refugees in Syria with emergency financial assistance – Syrian Arab Republic

In 2021, the European Union (EU) contributed €2 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East Emergency Appeal 2021 for humanitarian assistance to Palestine refugees affected by the conflict. This funding contributed to the Agency’s efforts to provide 28,622 vulnerable Palestinian refugees with emergency financial assistance to […]

Johnson County supervisors roll the dice on COVID cash assistance

An excluded worker organizer speaks with a Johnson County government staff member at the Johnson County Administration Building on Monday, Feb. 14, 2022. (Nick Rohlman/The Gazette) Johnson County advocates feel misled by the local government’s new pandemic relief program. In a closely divided vote last month, the Board of Overseers approved $2 million in federal […]

Who will receive pandemic financial assistance in Johnson County?

Community organizer Ninoska Campos reads a statement to Mike Hensch, executive director of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors, calling for the creation of an excluded worker fund for the distribution of federal pandemic aid. The exchange took place at a Feb. 14 rally hosted by Escucha Mi Voz at the Johnson County Administration Building […]

Review of Good Practices on Cash Assistance in High Inflation and Depreciation Contexts – Global

1. INTRODUCTION a. Background and rationale This document presents good practices to help humanitarian actors design and implement cash programs, including multi-purpose cash transfers (MPC) and cash transfers for sector results. The rationale for this paper is the growing challenge of inflation and currency depreciation in contexts where humanitarian cash assistance is being implemented and/or […]

Mayor announces monthly cash assistance program

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, city and community leaders announced new efforts to ease financial hardship on the second anniversary of the Mayor’s Solutions to End Poverty (STEP) summit. The Mayor invited interested residents to sign up to receive notifications regarding the Chicago Resilient Communities Pilot, a $31.5 million program to benefit Chicago residents and families […]

Direct Cash Assistance Payments Reached Many City Candidates | Local News

More than 6,000 payments of $500 have been processed and distributed to residents through the Direct Cash Assistance program, according to the City of St. Louis and its partners, including the Office of the Treasurer of St. Louis, United Way of Greater St. Louis, MoCaFi Bank and Burning Cities. Shoot “These payments are helping thousands […]

DA continues distributing cash assistance to rice farmers

Catherine Talavera – The Filipino Star February 21, 2022 | 00:00 MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) is continuing to distribute cash assistance to eligible rice farmers as more than 200 farmers are expected to receive their P5,000 assistance this month. In a statement, the DA said a total of 203 rice farmers […]

St. Louis distributes 6,000 cash assistance payments

ST. LOUIS — More than 6,000 payments have been distributed to residents of the City of St. Louis through its direct cash assistance program. These payments represent more than $3 million. What do you want to know The total represents nearly two-thirds of the funds allocated to the program The organization is working on processing […]

Cash assistance helps LGBTQIA+ survivors of domestic violence

Fleeing rampant crime and political violence, a collapsing economy and severe food and medicine shortages, some 1.5 million Venezuelans have arrived in Ecuador since 2016. Among them are LGBTQIA+ people, who make face many risks, including domestic violence (IPV). An analysis conducted by CARE among 782 migrants and refugees in Ecuador in 2019 found that […]

Prices of basic foodstuffs double in Afghanistan – CARE provides lifesaving cash assistance

As millions more in Afghanistan plunge into dire financial distress due to mass unemployment and soaring prices, CARE is providing quick and flexible cash assistance as a lifeline to some of the most vulnerable. Afghanistan is in the grip of a catastrophic economic crisis that is forcing some to do the unimaginable, including selling their […]

DC launches direct cash assistance program to support new and expectant parents

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser recently announced a $1.5 million direct cash assistance pilot program to support low-income new and expectant parents in Wards 5, 7, and 8 by improving maternal health. and advancing economic mobility. The program is funded by the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED). Entitled Strong Families, […]

Direct cash assistance from federal funds has been requested for housing flexibility, homelessness issues

A “People’s Rally for Housing Against Unaffordable Cambridge” takes place at City Hall on June 17. (Photo: Marc Levy) Direct cash assistance to people facing eviction or homelessness won unanimous backing from city councilors on Monday; the idea is now up to the city manager to consider how much could be spent on the project […]

New Mexico Immigrant Families Eligible for Cash Assistance Pilot | Local News

Hundreds of undocumented immigrants and families with mixed residency status across New Mexico will receive $6,000 over 12 months in a pilot program studying the effects of cash assistance. Proponents of the pilot project – developed by a coalition of advocacy organizations – hope the monthly cash injections of $500 will close income gaps for […]

Thorough screening process used for cash assistance – FBC News

Acting Prime Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum clarified that the $250 cash aid was given only to farmers who met the criteria. Sayed-Khaiyum says the selection process for deserving applicants was thorough and aid went to farmers whose farms were verifiably damaged by Tropical Cyclone Cody. This assistance went to farmers whose crops or livestock had been […]

Cash assistance for laid-off workers extends through third round

The Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training announced on February 4 a third round of government cash assistance for 5,576 laid-off workers from 42 factories and other selected companies in the garment and tourism sectors whose operations have been suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The ministry commented in a notice that the latest cycle […]

Cash Assistance Monthly Pilot Tender for Resilient Chicago Communities

City of Chicago Department of Family and Support Services Legal publicity request form DESCRIPTION: Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS), The Chicago Resilient Communities Monthly Cash Assistance Pilot: Program Administrator Tender The City of Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) Social Services Division is pleased to announce the release of Chicago Resilient […]

5,000 unemployed workers will soon receive cash assistance from CAMP – DOLE exec

About 5,000 qualified beneficiaries of the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) Covid-19 Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP) will soon receive their cash assistance. Assistant Secretary of Labor Dominique R. Tutay revealed that the said beneficiaries were among the 22,000 applications they have received since they began accepting applications for the 2022 PAC on Monday. She […]

About 2,000 people in St. Louis are now approved for $500 cash assistance | Politics

ST. LOUIS — About 2,000 city residents have been approved to receive funds through a direct cash assistance program, but program officials said many more applications remain pending due to information incomplete. The number of people approved for $500 cash cards has doubled since the start of the month. However, incomplete applications are still a […]

Workers receive increased cash assistance, sickness benefits

The Employees Compensation Board has approved higher sickness benefits and cash assistance for workers who will contract COVID-19, among other illnesses. The Public Service Commission also ruled on Wednesday that workers who have had to miss work due to COVID-19-related quarantine, isolation or treatment are considered excused. Based on the ECC’s recommendation, workers who fall […]

“The delay in releasing virus test results from returning OFWs is now fixed”

Passengers arrive at NAIA Terminal 1 on November 29, 2021. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News/File MANILA – Filipino Overseas Workers (OFW) have also faced delays in releasing their COVID-19 test results, but the issue had already been resolved, the Overseas Workers Welfare said on Sunday. Administration (OWWA). “Bumagal iyong pag-processing ating mga swab test result,” OWWA […]

DA 7 distributes $ 2.8 million in cash aid to farmers in Toledo, Pinamungajan

TOTAL cash assistance of 2.8 million pesos was granted to rice farmers in the city of Toledo and the municipality of Pinamungajan on Monday, January 10, 2022. The financial subsidy is part of the Global Rice Improvement Fund – Financial Assistance to Rice Growers (RCEF-RFFA) program. Each farmer will receive 5,000 P. Agriculture Department 7 […]

Cash Aid Law Won’t Make Up For Huge Import Losses

Catherine Talavera – The Filipino Star January 10, 2022 | 00:00 MANILA, Philippines – The law that provides direct cash assistance to rice farmers does not appear to compensate farmers for huge losses due to excessive rice imports, according to the Free Farmers Federation (FFF). President Duterte recently signed Republic Act 11598 or the Philippine […]

A new law granting cash assistance to “small” farmers until 2024 is inked

MANILA – Small farmers cultivating two hectares and less of paddy fields will receive annual direct financial assistance under a new law signed by President Rodrigo Duterte. Duterte signed Republic Law (RA) No.11598, also known as the Philippine Farmers Cash Assistance Law, on December 10, 2021. The copy of the law was released to reporters […]

UNHCR Cash Assistance and Protection Outcomes in MENA – Jordan

Cash assistance is a key tool for realizing protection opportunities and solutions for forcibly displaced people. Globally, in 2020, UNHCR provided $ 695 million in cash assistance, of which more than 55% – or $ 384.5 million – to the Middle East and Africa region. North (MENA). Between January and June 2021, UNHCR commissioned a […]

City of Seattle offers 9,392 cash assistance grants to income-eligible families through the Seattle Relief Fund

Last week, the city of Seattle, in partnership with several nonprofits, announced that it had provided 5,257 people and 4,135 households with direct cash assistance through its Seattle Relief Fund. This fund was established to support vulnerable income-eligible Seattle residents who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “With the Omicron variant now here in […]

More than 20,000 J’cans will benefit from the COVID cash assistance program

The holiday season, as well as the New Years, is expected to be relatively better for some 27,357 needy Jamaicans as they will receive a one-time payment of $ 16,000 under the COVID-19 cash assistance program. of the government. The $ 155 million cash transfer initiative, which was officially launched last week, aims to help […]

City of St. Louis Partners with Representative Cori Bush for Direct Cash Assistance Program

Click to enlarge DOYLE MURPHY Saint-Louis Town Hall. More than 1,000 people have applied for the City of St. Louis direct financial assistance program since it opened on Dec. 18, according to a press release from the mayor’s office. St. Louis residents who are approved will receive a payment of $ 500. In a press […]

Computer glitch temporarily blocks St. Louis cash assistance program application process

By Deion Broxton Click here for updates on this story ST. LOUIS (KMOV) — A computer glitch delayed some St. Louis residents from completing applications for the city’s direct cash assistance program on Saturday. The city began accepting applications Saturday for its direct cash assistance program, which is designed to give $500 to 9,300 families […]

Cash assistance relieves people of email, taxi, and food delivery services

E-HAILING and taxi drivers as well as delivery and food delivery drivers have applauded the cash assistance announced in Johor’s 2022 budget to help ease their burden amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Email driver Aslam Aminuddin Kamarudin, 28, plans to use the money to cover his gasoline and car maintenance expenses. “The amount may not be […]

Multipurpose cash assistance: 2020 post-distribution monitoring report – Jordan

Summary STUDY OBJECTIVES AND METHODOLOGY This report presents the results of the 2020 Annual Post-Distribution Monitoring (PDM) of UNHCR’s Urban Basic Needs Cash Assistance Program in Jordan. Through a banking network of automated teller machines (ATMs) equipped with iris scanning technology, the agency disburses more than US$5.5 million per month to approximately 33,000 vulnerable refugee […]

St. Louis announces in-person event to register for $500 cash assistance

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Appointments are now open for eligible St. Louis residents who can come in person to apply for $500 direct cash assistance. The City of St. Louis just announced the in-person event to be held Saturday, December 18 at St. Louis Community College Forest Park. Appointments can be made now through Friday, […]

Multi-use cash assistance: Mid-year 2021 distribution monitoring report – Jordan

Abstract This report presents the results of the 2021 mid-year post-distribution exercise (PDM) of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Multipurpose Cash Assistance in Jordan. Jordan hosts more than 750,000 refugees, most of whom live outside the camps (83%). As of August 2021, more than 33,000 vulnerable refugee families in cities were receiving […]

City publishes criteria for direct cash assistance of $ 500 | Local news

St. Louis officials on Tuesday released eligibility criteria for the $ 500 direct cash assistance payments the city provides to certain residents under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). To pull “We are working as quickly as possible within the program parameters that have been proposed and adopted by the Council of Aldermen to begin […]

Lebanon moves closer to cash aid with opening of World Bank aid program

Lebanon on Wednesday opened online registration for aid programs, including a multi-million dollar cash assistance plan from the World Bank, two years after the country’s economy collapsed. The delay in launching aid programs after the crisis highlights the slowness of political action in the face of growing poverty. Almost 80% of the Lebanese population is […]

Rama: Unlock financial assistance for victims of the Mambaling fire in 3 days

Victims of the fires are trying to save some of their property, in the aftermath of Friday’s massive fire that razed more than 600 homes in Barangay Mambaling. | Photo CDND / Delta Letigio CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama ordered the release of financial assistance to victims of the Barangay Mambaling […]

DA to distribute P 5,000 cash aid to farmers in Nueva Ecija – Manila Bulletin

The government will distribute direct cash assistance of 5,000 pesos to 59,125 farmers in Nueva Ecija, which will be financed through the collection of excess tariffs on rice imports under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF). The Ministry of Agriculture (DA) this week officially launched RCEF’s financial assistance program for rice farmers (RCEF-RFFA), which will […]

New tax guidelines for ARPA Premium Pay, Direct Cash Assistance – Conduit Street

IRS Releases new FAQ on ARPA Tax Recovery Funds – specifically related to direct cash assistance and premium payment. The State and local government budget recovery fund against the coronavirus (SLFRF) is providing a substantial infusion of resources to communities working to turn the tide of the pandemic, deal with its economic fallout, and lay […]

Farmers in southern Cotabato receive cash assistance worth 186.81 million pesos and farm interventions

Author: DA Communication Group | November 18, 2021 The Secretary of Agriculture, William Dar, launched the Rice Competitiveness Improvement Fund – Financial Assistance to Rice Producers (RCEF-RFFA) program and granted various interventions amounting to more than $ 186.81 million pesos to farmers in the province of Cotabato du Sud on November 16 and 17, 2021. […]

Dozens of families in Jawzjan receive cash assistance – Pajhwok Afghan News

SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Local officials in the northern province of Jawzjan said the local administration has started providing cash assistance to 137 needy families in the province, where many people worry about the increase in poverty and unemployment. HamidullahEhsani, financial and administrative director of the provincial Department of Refugees and Repatriation, told Pajhwok Afghan News that […]

Vietnam gives cash aid to more than 10.3 million workers

More than 24.6 trillion dong ($ 1.6 billion) in cash assistance has been disbursed by the unemployment insurance fund. This was disclosed by Vietnam Social Security (VSS). Meanwhile, Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Vice Chairman Truong Thi Ngoc Anh has also allocated VND 15.5 billion (US $ 683,328) for COVID prevention and control. -19 […]

UNHCR distributes cash aid for winter in Jordan

AMMAN: As winter approaches, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Jordan has started the process of distributing one-time winter cash assistance to refugees across the country. More than 76,000 refugee families (approximately 290,000 people) of various nationalities, including Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Sudan and others, have already received cash assistance for the winter […]

DA begins providing cash assistance to rice farmers in Eastern Visayas

Agriculture Secretary William Dar. | PHOTO FILE INVESTIGATOR / NINO JESUS ​​ORBETA CITY OF TACLOBAN –– The Ministry of Agriculture (DA) of the Eastern Visayas last week began providing cash assistance to rice farmers in the region. About 101 rice farmers joined the cash assistance ceremony on November 6 with Agriculture Secretary William Dar. “Of […]

ECC cash assistance application is online

In an effort to reduce the possibilities of transmission of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), the Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC) has introduced the online application for its cash assistance program. In a statement, ECC Executive Director Stella Banawis said she was preparing to exclusively use the ECC Digital Cash Assistance System (Eccads) for workers in the […]

New Seattle Relief Fund provides direct cash assistance

SEATTLE – Applications opened Monday for a new direct cash assistance program, offering eligible low-income households one-time payments of up to $ 3,000. The Seattle Relief Fund will distribute a total of $ 16 million to residents “who have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic,” the city said Monday. Those who are eligible include […]

France offers motorists cash assistance to help pay for fuel

PARIS – French Prime Minister Jean Castex announced on Thursday that millions of low- and middle-income motorists will each receive 100 euros ($ 116) in one-time financial assistance to help them cope with rising gasoline prices . Castex declared on TF1 that it was “an exceptional response to an exceptional situation”. The measure will affect […]

Cambodia provides cash assistance to families affected by pandemic for another 3 months

The Cambodian government will continue to provide cash assistance to around 700,000 families affected by COVID-19 for another three months from October to December, according to a decision released Wednesday. Signed by Economy and Finance Minister Aun Pornmoniroth, the decision indicates that this is the seventh cycle that the cash assistance program is announced for […]

Supporting families affected by flooding with multipurpose cash assistance in Jowhar district, Middle Shabelle region – Somalia

The government of Somalia has reported that more than 45,000 people have been affected by heavy flooding that hit Jowhar district in southern Somalia on May 1, 2021. Climate change is severely affecting the country, which is recording now more extreme weather events, occurring with increased frequency and intensity. . The consequences for those affected […]

COVID Cash Assistance Helped 1 Million New Yorkers Avoid Poverty, Report Says

The researchers said their findings contradicted the narrative that stimulus payments and unemployment benefits were “too generous” and discouraged work. Robert winn Ella Li is reading a book with her daughter XiLan. Li said federal stimulus payments helped cover her family’s rent and food after losing her job. After losing both of her jobs at […]

New report from Robin Hood reveals direct cash aid acted as a lifeline for millions of New Yorkers during pandemic

NEW YORK, October 6, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Today, Robin Hood, in collaboration with from Columbia University Center on Poverty and Social Policy, Columbia Population Research Center and Vicki Lens of Hunter College – CUNY, released its latest Poverty Tracker report which shows how the direct cash payments provided by the CARES Act, including […]

Greek government to run migrant cash assistance program

The Greek government has taken over the management of the cash assistance program for asylum seekers in Greece from the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR). The Greek branch of the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, announced that the Greek government had taken over management of the cash assistance program for asylum seekers. He said the […]

Germany and WFP to provide cash assistance to support the recovery of vulnerable Cambodian families

Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), has committed € 5 million, or approximately US $ 6 million, to provide cash assistance to households vulnerable in order to support their recovery, according to the press. release of the Food Work Program (WFP). Partners […]

$ 343.1 million in direct cash assistance – FBC News

The Economy Minister confirmed that the government could help unemployed Fijians after the November period, if it has the capacity. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says that if they only have genuine second-round claimants for the $ 360 unemployment benefit, they will have more capacity to help Fijians. Sayed-Khaiyum says it will be based on how the economy […]

Lebanese government to start cash aid for the poor …

About 500,000 Lebanese families will start receiving $ 20 per month for each member, with a maximum of 6 beneficiaries. AlTaghyeer: Agencies The Lebanese government has announced its intention to provide cash assistance, in US dollars, to hundreds of thousands of poor families. This is what the Associated Press reports quoting the Minister of Tourism […]

More than $ 23 million in cash assistance will be transferred to 39,000 households by Save the Children Fiji

Shairana Ali, CEO of Save the Children. [Image: File Photo] 39,000 households will receive more than $ 23 million by December of this year through Save the Children Fiji’s cash transfer program. CEO Shairana Ali says they are helping households with no source of income due to COVID-19. She says eligible applicants are not already […]

Duterte approves 3.9 billion pesos in additional cash assistance for Bataan, Laguna, NCR

STAR PHILIPPINE / BOY SANTOS PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte approved an additional 3.873 billion pesos for cash assistance to poor families in the National Capital Region (NCR), Bataan and Laguna, which have been placed under the most lockdown parameters. strict, known as enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). Deputy Budget Secretary Rolando U. Toledo said Thursday that […]

Black women with children excluded from federal cash assistance program ⋆ Michigan Advance

WASHINGTON – One new research paper examined how each state implemented a federal program that provided cash assistance to low-income families for the past 25 years – and found that black women with children were repeatedly excluded. In a call with reporters Wednesday, policy experts from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities discussed how […]

Cash assistance for 2 lakh migrants repatriated on cards

The government will provide a grant of 13,500 Tk to each of the 2,000,000 migrant workers who have lost their jobs and returned to the country following the Covid pandemic since March 2020. One-time cash assistance will be provided to returning migrant workers under a project titled “Restoring and Promoting Employment in the Informal Sector: […]

Money, not flour – donors turn to cash assistance programs – World

When people think of humanitarian aid, they tend to think of distributing tents and flour, but often other things are needed – children’s shoes or mattresses. As a result, Germany is increasingly focusing on cash payments to strengthen local markets and give people greater freedom. How does the cash assistance work? More than 230 million […]

Bangladesh Prime Minister’s cash assistance will be available in MFS – Tech Observer

Dhaka – The country’s four mobile financial services (MFS) will be integrated with the government’s application programming interface (API) to ensure greater transparency in the provision of cash assistance announced by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina . Through which cash assistance will be sent directly to destitute and poor families. The four mobile banking institutions are […]

Armenian Red Cross to provide cash assistance to displaced people – Armenian public radio

The Armenian Red Cross Society (ARCS), in cooperation with the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and with the financial support of UNHCR, joins the Government of the Republic of Armenia in carrying out a program of cash assistance for people arriving in Armenia. following the escalation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in the fall of […]

Applications for cash assistance open tomorrow – fbc news

Incomplete submissions for the $ 50 cash assistance could result in rejection of applications or delayed payments. The Economy Ministry will launch another round of payments, with applications opening tomorrow. It indicates that those intending to apply should first gather all the required information before dialing * 161 #. The article continues after the advertisement […]

Federal cash aid under Pemulih will help more needy groups in Sabah, Hajiji says

KOTA KINABALU: Federal government cash assistance to various groups under the Pemulih program will further increase existing state aid to people facing hardship during the current Covid-19 pandemic, Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor said (Photo). Sabah’s chief minister said the allocation which included a RM 10 billion tax injection was substantial and was what the country […]

PEMULIH package will include cash assistance, employment allowances and food bank programs

KUALA LUMPUR (June 28): Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today unveiled Pakej Perlindungan Rakyat dan Pemulihan Ekonomi (PEMULIH) worth RM 150 billion, including a tax injection of RM 10 billion. To date, the government has introduced various economic stimulus packages worth RM380 billion to support the national economy and protect livelihoods amid the Covid-19 […]

220,000 and over eligible for $ 50 cash assistance; 58,000 requests refused

Of the 282,000 applications received for the $ 50 cash assistance program, the Fijian government has so far disbursed approximately $ 11.2 million to more than 224,000 Fijians over the age of 18. The funds were released to eligible individuals through their M-PAiSA or MyCASH digital wallets, which allow them to withdraw cash or purchase […]

Sowing seeds of hope in South Sudan with direct cash assistance

JUBA, May 12, 2021—After Maria Kiden lost her husband several months ago, her life turned upside down. Suddenly, this pregnant wife and mother became a widow, and the sole breadwinner and guardian of her family, causing significant financial hardship. But today, Kiden, 35, is beaming with happiness. With funding from the World Bank South Sudan […]

Multipurpose Cash Assistance: Post-Distribution Monitoring Report 2020 – Jordan

Abstract STUDY OBJECTIVES AND METHODOLOGY This report presents the results of the 2020 Post-Distribution Annual Monitoring (PDM) of UNHCR’s Urban Basic Needs Cash Assistance Program in Jordan. Through an automated teller machine (ATM) banking network equipped with iris scanning technology, the agency pays more than US $ 5.5 million (USD) per month to approximately 33,000 […]

Ensure long-term cash support for low-income people, CPD says in budget proposals

Star activity report Thu, April 29, 2021 4:49 PM Last updated on: Thu, April 29, 2021 5:00 PM The poor should get more support from the government for their survival during the pandemic, according to the CPD. Photo: Amran Hossain “> The poor should get more support from the government for their survival during the […]

Google’s GiveIndia will provide cash assistance to families hardest hit by the Covid-19 crisis. Details here

New Delhi: As India grapples with a devastating COVID-19 crisis that has put enormous pressure on its hospitals due to a shortage of beds, oxygen and medical supplies, US tech giant, Google , announced on Monday Rs 135 crore ($18 million) to help the country during this devastating time. The donation aims to provide cash […]

City of San Juan begins disbursing ECQ cash assistance – Manila newsletter

The local government of the city of San Juan began on Thursday April 8 the disbursement of the financial assistance in cash of 98 million pesos that the city received from the national government for its citizens to help them with the quarantine. Community Enhancement (ECQ) underway in Metro Manila. (Screenshot of Mayor Francis Zamora […]

Offer to Restore Monthly Cash Assistance Payments to Nearly 12,000 Pennsylvania Poor People Rejected by State Court

Claiming the measure does not violate the state’s constitution, a Commonwealth Court panel on Wednesday refused to overturn a controversial law that cut cash benefits from the general assistance program to nearly 12,000 residents the poorest in Pennsylvania. While this decision is still subject to appeal to the state Supreme Court, it should be noted […]

World Food Program Multipurpose Monetary Assistance in Lebanon: Syrian Refugee Protection Results – Lebanon

By Francesca Bastagli, Fiona Samuels, Maria Stavropoulou with Nur Tukmani, Hiba Abbani and Georgia Plank. ABSTRACT In response to the growing refugee crisis caused by more than nine years of devastating conflict in Syria, the World Food Program (WFP) is providing multipurpose cash assistance (MPC) to 23,000 Syrian refugee households in Lebanon, supporting some of […]

More than 50,000 Afghan refugee families affected by pandemic receive UN cash assistance

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has provided emergency cash assistance to more than 50,000 Afghan refugee families affected by the Covid-19 outbreak in Pakistan, the agency said on Tuesday. UNHCR is targeting 70,000 of the most vulnerable refugee families, of whom 50,000 have received financial assistance in collaboration with Pakistan’s Ministry of States […]

Hays County Emergency Cash Assistance Program Enters Phase 2 – Corridor News

HAYS COUNTY, Texas – The second phase of the Hays County Emergency Cash Assistance Program (ECAP) goes into effect today, Monday, November 9, with lighter requirements and a more streamlined process to access the free financial resource. The ECAP fund, which was launched by the Hays County Commissioners’ Court in July, is a collaboration between […]

Multipurpose cash assistance: mid-year 2020 distribution monitoring report – Jordan

Abstract Jordan hosts nearly three quarters of a million refugees, most of them living outside the camps. The majority are vulnerable, unable to lead a life of dignity independently. In this context, UNHCR Jordan’s unconditional monthly essential cash assistance program is a lifeline for many. During the first half of 2020, around 33,000 vulnerable refugee […]

Inslee offers cash assistance to residents of Malden displaced by fire

During a visit to Whitman County on Thursday, Gov. Jay Inslee offered cash assistance to residents of the Malden area which was ravaged by a rapid wildfire on Monday. “This morning we released several hundred thousand dollars from my emergency fund for cash assistance,” Inslee said. “We want to bring money to these families so […]

Hays County awards first emergency cash assistance program grants

Businesses affected by the coronavirus are encouraged to apply for grants of up to $ 10,000. (Warren Brown / Community Impact Journal) Hays County, working with PeopleFund and the Greater San Marcos Partnership, has awarded the first 18 grants under its emergency cash assistance program, an Aug. 17 press release said. ECAP provides grants of […]

8 cheaper ways to raise cash than car title loans

Some people in need of emergency cash may rush to the nearest car title lender for a quick loan, but that’s far from the best option. A car title loan, also known as a “pink slip loan,” is a short-term loan that requires borrowers to offer their vehicle as collateral for outstanding debt. Interest rates […]

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