PA Accepting Applicants for Emergency Assistance Program (EAP) Dedicated for Low Income Families


The Emergency Assistance Program (EAP) helps low-income families experiencing financial challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Families who qualify will be eligible for a one-time payment to assist them in meeting basic needs. The program is open to families with:

  • A child under the age of 18 or a woman who is currently pregnant

  • One person in the household who was employed as of March 11, 2020 and experienced hour/wage reduction of at least 50% for two weeks or more OR lost employment entirely due to the public health crisis.

More information on how to apply for EAP is available online at www.compass.state.pa.us.