Update on stimulus checks: Direct payments worth $500 will be sent to more than 300 families in 15 days
It will be just over two weeks before 305 families in Sonoma County, California, receive their next $500 payment.
According to the Sonoma County Administrator's Office, applicants must have at least one child
Under 6 years old, be affected in some way by the Coronavirus pandemic, and
Have a household income no higher than 185% above federal poverty levels.
It is part of an experiment to see how guaranteed income affects impoverished families.
an independent public agency focused on early childhood development,
payments are sent on the third Wednesday of every month,
which means this month's payment will be sent out on June 21.
As a result of this additional income, they will be able to spend more time with their families, find a better job,
First 5 Sonoma County, according to Dillon-Shore, is collaborating with an external
evaluator to conduct qualitative research (surveys, interviews, and focus groups)
over the next two years, and a preliminary and final report will be published in spring 2024 and early 2025, respectively.
52% of Sonoma County households with children under the age of 6 struggled to
Meet their family's basic needs, according to a United Ways of California study conducted in 2021.
In addition, single mothers were the most likely group to struggle financially,
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