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May 4, 2021
The Pennsylvania Health Law Project has published the April 2021 edition of PHLP Health Law News. You can subscribe to receive the PHLP Health Law News on the PHLP website at www.phlp.org. This edition features the following articles: AID in PA: New Resource Collection for Autism & Intellectual
May 3, 2021
The Department of Human Services (DHS) today announced that the Pennsylvanians seeking long-term services and supports through the LIFE (Living Independence for the Elderly) Program will now be able to apply for and enroll in these programs directly through the Medical Assistance Independent
May 3, 2021
Today, Department of Human Services (DHS) Acting Secretary Meg Snead reminded Pennsylvanians that the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) season has ended, but assistance with utility bills remains available through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) to individuals and
May 3, 2021
The Internal Revenue Service today announced that the application period for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) matching grants for calendar year 2022 will run from May 3, 2021, to June 18, 2021. The LITC Program is a federal grant program administered by the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate at the
April 30, 2021
Applications for the Legal Service Corporation's 2021 Herbert S. Garten Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) will open on or around May 17, 2021. Applications for the program this year will be processed through GrantEase, LSC's new grants management system. Beginning in 2005, the Legal Services
April 30, 2021
Eligible organizations can now submit applications for the Internal Revenue Service's Tax Counseling for the Elderly and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance grant programs, allowing some organizations to apply for up to three years of annual funding. Organizations can apply on Grants.gov through June 4
April 29, 2021
Today, Department of Human Services (DHS) Acting Secretary Meg Snead joined the PA Family Support Alliance to mark Child Abuse Prevention Month and encourage Pennsylvanians to report suspected child abuse or neglect to ChildLine, the commonwealth’s 24/7 hotline for anyone concerned about the safety
April 29, 2021
As weather forecasters caution about the threat of spring thunderstorms and extremely high wind gusts across much of the Commonwealth, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) reminds households of the steps they can take to prepare for, and recover safely from, storm-related power outages.

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