Extra Cash for Families Enrolled in Reach Up

29 November 2021

The Department for Children and Families (DCF) announced today that 3,463 families enrolled in the Reach Up and Post-Secondary Education (PSE) programs have received a one-time payment of $375.

This one-time payment of $375 per family is in addition to monthly cash grants families receive and will help pay for increased costs related to the pandemic. Households who had active Reach Up grants between September 1, 2021 through October 15, 2021 are eligible for the benefit.

The Vermont  State Treasurer’s Office issued the checks the week of November 22, and all families should receive them before the end of November. For questions concerning these payments, please call the Benefits Service Center at 1-800-479-6151.

The Reach Up program provides cash grants and employment, training, education, and coaching services to families who are experiencing poverty and have minor, dependent children. Learn more about Reach Up at  https://dcf.vermont.gov/benefits/reachup.