Encourages residents in TANF or SNAP programs to contact caseworkers regarding KEYS

Harrisburg, PA – June  11, 2019 – Senator Katie Muth (D-Berks, Chester, Montgomery) supports residents pursuing assistance from the Department of Human Services (DHS) Keystone Education Yields Success (KEYS) program.  The KEYS program, in collaboration with community colleges and the DHS, assists students who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and/or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits while pursuing certificates, degrees, or credentials at Pennsylvania’s community colleges to help them graduate and find employment.

Students who are interested in receiving assistance from the KEYS program while pursuing their higher education should contact their caseworker to determine their eligibility. The caseworker will refer you to KEYS if you qualify for TANF or SNAP and express an interest in pursuing higher education and training made available by Pennsylvania’s 14 community colleges.

“The cost of higher education is weighing down too many students and young adults in Pennsylvania,” said Muth. “We should be doing everything we can to invest in education at all levels, ensuring everyone has the opportunity to succeed.”

More information is available DHS’s website at www.dhs.pa.gov under Employment and Training programs and at Sen. Muth’s district office at 338 Main Street, Royersford, PA.