Governor Gavin Newsom and various legislative leaders announced Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 that Californians with low incomes will receive a $600 state issued check under 9.6 Billion Dollar economic relief package. This money is to help low income families deal with financial hardships caused by COVID-19. The $600 will be in addition to the stimulus that has already been approved by congress which would be up to $1,400 per person that has been proposed by the House Democrats. The package also will include $525 per enrolled child for all state-subsidized child-care and preschool providers.California residents could be eligible for the earned income tax credit if they have annual incomes of $30,000 or less.
"As we continue to fight the pandemic and recover, I’m grateful for the Legislature’s partnership to provide urgent relief and support for California families and small businesses where it’s needed most” - Gavin Newsom
For more information click here! Governor Newsom Press conference below: