More than a million have lost jobs during the pandemic.
The income threshold for stimulus checks remains the same at $75,000 per person and $150,000 per couple.
Hard-hit venues such as concert halls and theaters are preparing to apply for $15 billion in grants included in the latest relief bill.
Advocates say the food assistance increase should help reduce food insecurity for households that qualify.
Ultimately, this money is a bridge until the virus is under control.
Cards are usually cheaper than checks. Unless there's a dispute.
Back in March, many people didn't spend all of their relief money right away. That may be more difficult this time around.
Two pandemic programs briefly expired. It could have meant billions in lost relief for one week — but it didn't.
Even with the rollout of vaccinations and federal action on a relief package, many consumers are wary about the future.