Financial assistance will be provided to families to purchase school supplies on sale without IVU

Puerto Rico Governor Pedro R. Pierluzzi and Ciení Rodríguez Troche, Acting Secretary of the Department of the Family (DF), announced today. This Friday, $5.5 million in economic benefits for back-to-school targeting all families under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program will be released. (TANF). So, this Friday and Saturday you can buy school supplies without sales and use tax (IVU).

“This grant provides eligible families with a $1,500 incentive to provide their children with the tools they need at the start of the new school year. These students will have resources to take advantage of this weekend’s sales without IVU and prepare for their return to school. “My government continues to focus on ensuring the full well-being of families and expanding their opportunities for advancement,” Governor Pierluisi said in written statements.

Financial assistance is intended to assist families with active minors in the TANF Type C program through June 2023. Supplies, uniforms and school effects In preparation for the new school year. 3 to 17 years old are eligible.

For her part, the interim family secretary explained that by providing families with the tools they need, students will be ready when they return to school. This distribution of TANF funds, which has allocated more than $5.5 million to purchase items, encourages investment in education from preschool through higher education. By using these resources, families support their children’s social and academic development, investing in their future and their stability,” he explained.

On the other hand, the ADSEF administrator, Alberto Fradera Vázquez, said that “3,668 minors between the ages of 3 and 17 will benefit from economic assistance for 11 months. The benefits will be paid automatically through the Única card and will be reflected in the accounts as of midnight on Friday, July 14, 2023. Through this scholarship, not only will families be helped, We are also helping to boost the economy of small and medium-sized businesses that sell school supplies and uniforms. IVU-free sales are scheduled for this Friday, July 14 and Saturday, July 15,” the ADSEF executive pointed out.

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This is one of the latest announcements made by the governor targeting minors and their families. Last June, it announced $40 million through the Pandemic EBT Summer Program to help families with children attending school and participating in school canteen services. Also recently announced the renovation of 2 GEN Centers in Caye and Naranjito and the launch of a 100 x 35 childcare program, which will affect the entire island with an investment of over $25 million.

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