The COVID-19 PATH Grant programme is currently issuing funds to qualified individuals and families. To be a beneficiary, you need to be registered with the Ministry of Labour’s PATH Programme. Applications are currently being accepted.
As we have witnessed, some of these CARE Programme packages including this COVID-19 PATH Grant is based on first-come-first-serve as there is a limited budgeted figure. Your best chance is to apply NOW!
Persons enrolled in PATH are scheduled to receive two (2) equal payments in the period April –June 2020. The COVID-19 PATH Grant will add another payment of equal size increasing the total number of payments received in the April – June 2020 period to three (3).
By the Government of Jamaica increasing the number of equal payments in the April – June 2020 period from two (2) to three (3), PATH beneficiaries will receive 50% more over this period than would otherwise be the case.
COVID-19 PATH Grant Eligibility
To be eligible for the COVID-19 PATH Grant, Your child/children has to be Registered with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security as a PATH Beneficiary.
All PATH recipients will automatically receive an increase in the number of PATH payments in the period April – June 2020 from two (2) payments to three (3) payments
About the CARE Programme
The CARE Programme is a temporary cash transfer programme to individuals and businesses to cushion the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The CARE Programme represents the Jamaican society coming together to assist those who are most affected by the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and to put us in the best position to recover and to be stronger than we were before the crisis.
The systems (CARE Programme) to deliver a targeted intervention of this scale, in the required timeframe, do not exist and have to be built from scratch. A multidisciplinary team from the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, the Accountant General’s Department, Tax Administration Jamaica and eGov Jamaica Limited have been working around the clock to build the required infrastructure.
As much as is possible, applications to the CARE Programme will be electronic and the online platform will open on April 9, 2020. In addition, those with questions will be able to call the helpline 888-4WE-CARE (888-493-2273).
The CARE Programme is broad in scope with benefits for a wide range of individuals and businesses who are likely to be affected. In addition, there is a Compassionate Grant that anyone can apply for providing that they are not otherwise benefiting from the CARE Programme.
Even then, it will not be possible for the CARE Programme to reach everyone and the Government cannot do it alone. This is a time where all of us, citizens of Jamaica, need to be our “brother’s and sister’s keeper” Let us pull together, rally around and support each other and show that WE CARE.