Some Washington DC families are going to be receiving a $1,000 dollar stimulus check, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser has announced.
The money will be drawn from the Pandemic Emergency Assistance Fund that was created under Brandon’s American Rescue Plan.
Some low-income families in Washington, D.C., are set to receive a payment of $1,000 as they prepare to return to school, according to Mayor Muriel Bowser on Thursday.
“We know that back-to-school time can be an expensive time of year for families—new uniforms, haircuts, supplies. There are a lot of expenses all at once,” Bowser said. “So we are disbursing these funds now to give families an extra cash bump during a busy time of year so that our students and families can have a strong start to an important school year.”
Families enrolled in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) are slated to receive the one-time payments, which were provided via the Congress-passed American Rescue Plan in 2021, over the next several weeks. The mayor’s office said that 15,000 families are enrolled in the program.
The families who will be receiving the fund are those that are part of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.
Laura Green Zeilinger, director of the Washington Department of Human Services, praised the plan saying they “are thrilled to are thrilled to be able to provide one-time payments to families.”
Pandemic relief or slush fund?