STATES are looking for ways to provide economic assistance to Americans as a fourth stimulus check from the federal government less and less likely.
Lower and middle-income families might not be receiving federal relief, but each of the 50 states is creating its own policy to combat the issue.
States are now starting to release financial incentives to help ease the monetary effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
What different states are doing
Alaska: Residents can qualify for additional funds through the Federal-State Extended Benefit program, which would allow for an additional 13 to 20 weeks of checks.
Arizona: The state's Back to Work Program offers a one-off $1,000 payment for unemployed people who work part-time, and $2,000 for any unemployed person taking on full-time work.
California: The Golden State Stimulus entitles people who make between $30,000 to $75,000 to collect $500 to $600 checks, plus an additional $500 to houses with dependents.
Colorado: Anyone who had received an unemployment check between March and October 2020 will get a $375 check.
Connecticut: The state's Back to Work plan offers a $1,000 check to eligible applicants who join the workforce after eight weeks off of unemployment.
Florida: Teachers and administrators will receive a $1000 check.
Georgia: The peach state follows Florida's model and offers full-time teachers and administrators $1000 checks, while part-time teachers will receive $500.
Idaho: Residents are expected to receive a one-time tax rebate in the near future.
Maryland: The state repealed state and local taxes on unemployment benefits and has set aside some $720 million for farmworkers, meat packers and grocery store workers.
Michigan: The state is giving a $500 hazard pay bonus for teachers.
Minnesota: Some 116,000 residents can receive a check for $1200.
Missouri: Families with children are entitled to a temporary Child Care Subsidy.
Nevada: Working families can receive $3000 to $3600 through the Child Tax Credit.
New Hampshire: Families of three without an income can get a $1086 check.
New Mexico: The state has set aside $5 million for low-income residents afflicted by the pandemic.
Ohio: The state allocated $46 million to support students in need.
Oklahoma: The panhandle state allocated $13 million to help pay student teachers.
Tennessee: The state gave checks of $1000 to teachers as hazard pay.
Utah: Select residents got three rounds of payments with an average worth of $2784.
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