In partnership with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Alcorn State University is developing outreach strategies to assist those financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The University and the two entities convened via online webinar Thursday, Oct. 8, to discuss ways of developing outreach strategies to those eligible for Economic Impact Stimulus payments. The initiative is also Alcorn’s way of reaching out to various communities to spread valuable information that could help them during this time. People who were excluded from automatic delivery payments must sign up by Saturday, Nov. 21, to receive the payment this year.
In her welcoming remarks, Alcorn President Felecia M. Nave praised the two entities for striving to assist those in need during the pandemic.
“It is an honor and privilege to partner with the IRS and USDA to disseminate information about economic impact payments. I applaud the exceptional initiative, particularly during these critical times due to COVID-19.”
Alfred Galtney, director of Research and Sponsored Programs at Alcorn, spoke about the University’s mission to provide assistance to the community.
“Alcorn is constantly engaged in community outreach, especially when we are assisting individuals whose resources are limited,” said Galtney. “It’s beneficial to the University because we are helping our students, employees, alumni, partners, and the general public know that there are economic resources to assist them.”