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Application Extended For Families Hoping To Purchase School Clothes, Shoes

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Families who depend on assistance from the state to help purchase back to school clothes for children have more time to apply. According to a press release by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, COVID-19 has delayed the application period for the School Clothing Allowance program. The SCA provides funds for eligible West Virginia children to purchase clothing and shoes for school.

The program will also be moving to an electronic format to allow recipients to make online purchases to reduce health risks. Previously, purchases were limited to in-store transactions.

Revised dates for the school clothes application period as well as new guidance related to online shopping will be announced in coming weeks. 

In 2019, more than 42,000 West Virginia families received a school clothing allowance.