UPDATE — The county announced just a few minutes after 9 a.m. that all spots were filled. Check the county's website here for updates on additional assistance programs.
PASCO COUNTY, Fla. — Pasco County leaders say another round of aid is being offered through the Community CARES program for those financially impacted by COVID-19.
The one-time assistance will be available Tuesday, July 21 at 9 a.m. to 150 people. It will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here to apply.
“The Pasco County Human Services team is devoted to serving our customers throughout the challenges caused by COVID-19,” said Community Services Director Brian Hoben. “We know our communities are hurting financially, and we hope that offering some bill-paying assistance will provide a little relief.”
The Pasco Board of County Commissioners said the funding was received through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security or CARES Act. Leaders initially appropriated $4 million to Pasco CARES. Community CARES will use the remainder of that funding with a maximum allowance of $3,500 per household.
According to a press release, residents will be income-qualified at or below 80% of the area median income and must prove they live in Pasco County and that they were economically impacted by COVID-19.
The county says more assistance is expected in the coming months, stay up to date by checking the county's website here.