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Hazard pay available to frontline workers in Pennsylvania

Ron Musselman
York Dispatch
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State support for hazard pay is now available in Pennsylvania to help employers provide hazard pay to employees in life-sustaining occupations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday announced that of $50 million in grant funding, taken from of the state’s federal CARES Act funding, would be used to provide hazard pay for frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Businesses may apply for grants up to $3 million, and the following applicants are eligible to apply:

  • Businesses
  • Healthcare Non-profits
  • Public Transportation Agencies
  • Certified Economic Development Organizations (CEDO)

Eligible 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

For more inmformation, click here.

— Ron Musselman can be reached at rmusselman@yorkdispatch.com or via Twitter at @ronmusselman8.

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