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The deadline for a programme that will give eligible citizens of one of the country’s most populous states $1,000 per month in stimulus cheques is swiftly approaching.
Creatives Rebuild New York is the name of the programme, and the individuals in question are artists.
It is a project that is one of the few sources of such funding at the moment. Naturally, because the federal government ceased making such payments.
A guaranteed income system for artists is one of the components of this initiative. It will compensate 2,400 artists with no-strings-attached $1,000 monthly cash instalments for 18 months.
“The CRNY’s Guaranteed Income for Artists initiative aims to assist artists in meeting their basic needs outside of traditional or merit-based grantmaking,” according to the organisation.
Is there a second phase to the campaign Creatives Rebuild New York? Its so-called “Artist Employment Program.” This is a two-year initiative that will employ 300 artists.
Additionally, they will partner with community-based organisations throughout the state, earning a $65,000 annual salary plus benefits. Annual grants of between $25,000 and $100,000 will be made to community-based organisations to support their work with these artists.
The most critical fact to remember about the programme at the moment is that the application deadline is approaching. This will occur on March 25.
Artists have just two weeks to submit their applications for a slice of the funding pie. And you may learn how to do so by clicking the link below.
This also describes the current state of the stimulus check in the United States, as we have discussed in previous posts.
In comparison to the billions of dollars in stimulus checks distributed by the federal government in multiple waves in 2021, this is a more localised effort.
As a result, the size of your stimulus check this year is heavily influenced by your personal characteristics and geographic location.
And this New York City initiative is a terrific example of that. It addresses both of the following questions: who you are as an artist and where you live (in New York state).
That is because — no, there will not be a fourth federal check any time soon.
The context is that, while Democrats easily passed legislation authorising more stimulus checks in the US House of Representatives, the measure failed in the Senate.
Because the Democrats cannot afford to lose a single House vote. Currently, a member of President Biden’s party has voiced opposition to additional such payments.
Democrats proposed extending the child tax credit payments beyond 2021. Hundreds of billions of dollars were distributed to eligible Americans.
While those checks expired in December, there is one final benefit to be aware of.
The monthly stimulus instalments cover the first half of the improved child tax credit. The remaining half will be provided as a tax credit. If you qualify, you can claim it on your federal income tax return this year.
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