SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – Seminole County officials said due to a significant response for the CARES Act individual assistance program the application deadline has been set for 11:59 p.m. on Friday.
Due to a significant response for the Seminole CARES Individual Assistance Program, Seminole County will suspend the application portal on 9/4, at 11:59p.m. Seminole CARES Individual Assistance support hotline will be available from 8AM-6PM, M-F at (877) 330-1818. pic.twitter.com/ulir0QatHt— Seminole County, FL (@seminolecounty) September 3, 2020
Seminole County was awarded $82 million from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security, or CARES, Act fund to help address some of the economic fallout from the pandemic. The county has set aside $10 million for small businesses, $7 million for individuals, and $3 million for nonprofits.
Individuals and families who qualify can receive up to $5,000 in CARES Act money to help cover housing, utility payments, food, and basic needs.
Grants for both programs will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
Individuals can apply at www.seminolecountyfl.gov/cares when the application portal opens.