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American Rescue Plan: COVID-19 Relief & Resources

Cartwright Announces Start of Open Enrollment for ACA Healthcare Coverage

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) released the following statement on the first day of the 2023 ACA open enrollment period. Americans must sign up by Dec. 15, 2022, to have coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2023. The open enrollment period ends Jan. 15, 2023: “Open enrollment begins today for the Affordable Care Act marketplace, and I encourage Northeast…

Rep. Cartwright Announces $7.7 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding for Rural Health Care Providers and Suppliers Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

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Eighth Congressional District, Pennsylvania – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced $7,702,055.67 in American Rescue Plan (ARP) Rural funding allocated to the Eighth Congressional District. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), will be distributing the funds to over 100 providers…

Rep. Cartwright Announces $220,000 in Federal Funding to Improve Housing in Monroe County

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Monroe County, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today announced that the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Monroe received an award totaling $220,000 through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Rural Development to repair and rehabilitate housing. The Housing Preservation Grant will support households with health and safety hazards, increase…

Rep. Cartwright: $28 Million in Grants Provided to NEPA Restaurants Through American Rescue Plan

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Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced that 209 restaurants in the Eighth Congressional District received a total of $28,123,116.86 through the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to help keep their doors open and their staff paid during the pandemic, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. The $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization…

PMSD received over $29M in COVID-19 relief funds: Where did the money go?

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Congressman Matt Cartwright visited Pocono Mountain West High School Wednesday to participate in a roundtable discussion with school leaders and legislators on federal funding for schools, including the use of COVID-19 relief funds and the American Rescue Plan.    “A year and a half into this pandemic has weathered a lot of hardship…

Rep. Cartwright: Child Tax Credit Delivered $30.8 Million in Tax Cuts to PA-08 Families in August

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Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced that an estimated 96,000 Child Tax Credit monthly tax cut payments were sent to families in the Eighth Congressional District in August, according to a new report from the Joint Economic Committee. An estimated total of $30.8 million in tax cuts went back into the pockets of hardworking Northeastern Pennsylvania…

Rep. Cartwright Announces $10.7 Million in COVID-19 Relief Funds Approved for Local Venues

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Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced 12 venues in Pennsylvania’s 8th District will receive a total of $10.7 million from the Shuttered Venue Operators Grants (SVOG) program. Rep. Cartwright voted to establish the program through COVID-19 relief compromise passed in December 2020, then enhance it by helping pass the American Rescue Plan. The fund…

Rep. Cartwright Reminds NEPA Working Families that Advance Monthly Child Tax Credit Payments Begin July 15

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Eighth Congressional District, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) is reminding Northeastern Pennsylvania working families that advance monthly Child Tax Credit payments of up to $300 per month per child will begin landing in their bank accounts on Thursday, July 15, and continue through December 2021. An estimated 90 percent of children in Pennsylvania’s Eighth…