MORE than 2,000 Americans in Iowa could receive a stimulus check worth up to $1,400 through a lottery program.
The program is being funded using approximately $3.5 million from Joe Biden’s US bailout.
To be eligible, low-to-moderate income Americans must have lived in Johnson County since March 2020 and they must prove they have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
About 2,500 people will be drawn for the checks.
Officials say eligible people may not have received federal stimulus payments or may have suffered from home insecurity, CBS2 reports.
The Johnson County Board of Supervisors approved the program by a three-to-two vote.
It’s unclear when the application process will open, but Johnson County Grants Coordinator Donna Brooks said more information could be forthcoming March 7, according to the Iowa City Press-Citizen.
It remains unclear when the funds will be sent to successful applicants.
The White House has no plans to introduce another round of federal stimulus checks, but financial assistance continues to be provided.
Americans aged 50 or older in West Hollywood can apply for a program that will see people receive monthly payments of $1,000.
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Applications can be submitted starting today and will be accepted until March 6.
It is open to all residents, regardless of their citizenship status.
To be eligible, applicants must identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, or asexual (LGBTQIA).
The WHPGI is sponsoring the program to ensure that the money will provide seniors who identify as LGBTQIA with stable housing and a better quality of life.
The organization found that 43% of West Hollywood’s 36,723 residents identify as LGBT.
To access payments, participants will be issued a debit card that will be linked to a bank account that receives monthly deposits.
Applicants do not need an existing bank account to receive the money.
And more than 10,000 Alabama residents will receive checks worth up to $1,500.
The funds total $12.6 million and are part of the state Department of Human Resources (DHR) Child Care Workforce Stabilization Grant Round 2.
The first round awarded grants to 1,278 child care providers in December 2021 and January 2022, according to Alabama’s DHR.
The second round runs from February 28 to March 18.
Full-time employees can receive bonuses of $1,500, while part-time employees can receive $750.
In the absence of federal payments, Americans are being warned of potential email scams that could allow fraudsters to send emails to unsuspecting victims claiming they are eligible for a stimulus check.
The scammers will then pretend to offer you unconditional payment in exchange for your personal information, such as your social security number, bank account, or credit card details.
Internet security group founder Dave Moore said KTUL ABC 8 that a general rule of thumb for spotting a scam is that if it sounds too good to be true, it definitely is.
He added: “Of course they’re not trying to give you stimulus money, it’s just the bait.”
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