$600 CA Stimulus Payments Approved: Who Qualifies, How It Works


CALIFORNIA — Some 5.7 million Californians will obtain $600 stimulus checks from the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom introduced Wednesday.

Californians are eligible for the $600 in the event that they:

  • earn lower than $30,000 yearly and acquired the California Earned Income Tax Credit in 2020
  • have an Individual Tax Identification Number and had been ineligible to obtain the $1,200 and $600 funds beforehand issued by the federal authorities
  • are enrolled in CalWORKS
  • obtain Supplemental Security Income/State Security Payment
  • are enrolled within the Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants

Newsom, Senate President professional Tempore Toni G. Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon got here to an settlement Wednesday in hopes of offering extra assist to California companies, low-income households and people who have been hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic. The settlement expands on priorities outlined in Newsom’s finances proposal.

“People are hungry and hurting, and businesses our communities have loved for decades are at risk of closing their doors,” Atkins stated in a written assertion. “We are at a critical moment, and I’m proud we were able to come together to get Californians some needed relief.”

Here are some extra assist efforts officers agreed to Wednesday:

  • $2 billion for a small business grant program; companies can search as much as $25,000
  • $50 million for cultural establishments
  • $400 million in federal funding for $525 stipends for 400,000 children in state-subsidized youngster care and preschool
  • $24 million in assist and companies to agricultural employees
  • $35 million for meals banks and diapers benefiting agricultural employees
  • $100 million for choose low-income neighborhood school college students
  • $18 million to succeed in out to and enroll University of California, California State University and California Community College college students within the CalFresh meals advantages program

State officers proceed to debate safely reopen Okay-12 faculties and work with college students who’ve fallen behind, based on a joint assertion by Newsom, Atkins and Rendon.

Read the total assertion, with extra particulars about state assist efforts, here.