Emergency Broadband Benefit- On May 12, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) launched the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program to help families pay for broadband internet access for their education and work-from-home needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many families don’t even know this program exists.
NEW Opportunities for Child Care Assistance!-Now through July 31, 2021, more families than ever can join the Child Care Subsidy Program! Families with young children are now able to qualify for child care assistance while searching for a job, and through increased income limit levels. This is an important opportunity to share with families across the Commonwealth. Learn more at childcareva.com.
Free Clinic Services Available- The Western Tidewater Free Clinic (WTFC) provides primary care, women’s health, and dental services for adults who are insured or cannot afford health insurance and fit our eligibility requirements. The WTFC is hoping to reach more people in Spanish-speaking communities near their service areas: Suffolk, Franklin, Isle of Wight, Southampton, Surry, and Sussex Counties. People can check their eligibility here.
Resources for Families in Multiple Languages- USAHello is an online center for information and education for refugees, asylum seekers, immigrants, and welcoming communities. They offer free classes in many languages to help prepare people for the GED® tests and for the US citizenship test.