Parents rush to get $200 back-to-school grant

Cash-checking venues in Brooklyn and across New York City were overrun Wednesday by parents waiting to receive $200 for school supplies from the state.

On Tuesday, Gov. David Paterson announced the money was deposited directly on the EBT accounts of families receiving public assistance. The announcement prompted many residents to hurry up and take advantage of the benefit before it expires.

Some 275,000 families in New York City are eligible to participate in the program, which will benefit 500,000 children.

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