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Govenor Wolf Announces $1.7 Billion Plan to Secure a Brighter Pennsylvania for Generations

Proposed plan to include funding for The PA Opportunity Program, Small Business Support, Increased Property Relief for Low-Income Renters & Homeowners, Support for Pennsylvania’s Healthcare System, Investing in Conservation, Recreation & Preservation,

On 2/2/2022, Governor Wolf announced a proposed plan to help Pennsylvania recover from the pandemic. Of most interest to PCCYFS members is the Support for Pennsylvania’s Healthcare System, which has been allocated a proposal of $325 million. Per the attached article,

“This investment would recognize healthcare workers for their heroic dedication and hard work throughout the pandemic and give healthcare providers resources to recruit and retain a skilled workforce​:

$250 million for long-term care recruitment and retention incentives and workforce development initiatives to grow the critical healthcare workforce​;

$40 million for the behavioral health workforce to expand county mental health programs; and 

$35 million to expand the student loan forgiveness program at PHEAA to include additional critical healthcare workers.”

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