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Track how Pennsylvania municipalities are using federal stimulus funding

Here’s how to track how Pennsylvania is spending its American Rescue Plan funds.

By Min Xian/SpotlightPA

A Pa. state commission on mental health makes recommendations for using ARPA money

A state commission on adult behavioral health released its recommendations on how to spend $100 million set aside from the American Rescue Plan..

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

Reading invests nearly $3 million in community groups to fight violence

This midstate city is entrusting nonprofit organizations with millions of federal dollars to power programs aiming to keep young people from harm.

By Anthony Orozco

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Pennsylvania receives $267 million in relief money for small businesses

Nine more states have been approved for a piece of nearly $10 billion in relief money

By The Associated Press

Alvernia University looks to expand in Reading, in part with public funds

Alvernia University looks to possibly move into another downtown Reading building with the help of the city and Berks County.

By Anthony Orozco

Feds approve Pennsylvania’s plan to distribute more than $1 billion in pandemic funds for Medicaid services

Agencies that serve people with disabilities and others in the human services realm have been calling for the funds for many months, citing pandemic-induced staffing strains, as well as increased costs for their agencies.

By Kate Giammarise/WESA

Childcare industry facing unprecedented challenges

Childcare options in Pennsylvania essentially evaporated in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Merideth Bucher/WITF

Pa. sets aside $655 million in federal pandemic relief money for child care programs

Between March 2020 and the end of August 2021, 921 child care providers permanently closed in Pennsylvania and 680 new ones opened.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

Pa. plans to spend $1 billion in American Rescue Plan money. A few similar-sized states plan to spend more.

New research shows the huge boost in cash will make a big difference over the long run, but that no two states are exactly alike.

By Sam Dunklau