Monday, March 9, 2020

Wolf admin ending non-profit clothing grants in favor of cash, raising GOP concerns

Pennsylvania Capital Star, March 6

Nonprofit groups and legislative Republicans say they aren’t happy with a plan to provide job-seekers on public assistance with $150 in cash to buy professional clothing.
Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration, who proposed the change as part of a broad cost-saving measure to get welfare recipients into careers, argues that switching to direct cash payments instead of nonprofit grants will save taxpayer money.
But service-providers say the change will instead remove a stable funding source for their work. 
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