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- Be a resident of Palm Beach County;
- Provide documentation to prove loss of income, reduction in hours, or unemployment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic;
- Provide documentation to show they have applied or are receiving state or federal unemployment benefits;
- Meet gross Area Median Income (AMI) limit not exceeding 140% AMI for the household;
- Have a lease and other utilities in their or a household member’s name;
- Not have received any other financial assistance for rent and/or utilities for the period payment is requested;
- Have less than $5,000 in liquid assets in checking, savings, and cash card balances;
- Note - other restrictions may apply.
Benefits up to $7,000 ($5,800/up to 3 months rent and $1200/electric, water and gas combined). Assistance will be provided only for past due rents and/or utilities. The due dates must be after March 1, 2020 and before December 30, 2020.
TO APPLY: Applications must be submitted through CSD’s online portal. To apply for online at www.pbcgov.com/OSCARSS.
Download a paper application for unemployment from: http://www.floridajobs.org/Reemployment-Assistance-Service-Center/reemployment-assistance/claimants/rapaperapplication
Elder Helpline: 1-800-955-8771 for TDD or 1-800-955-8770 for Voice
Palm Beach County’s Area Agency on Aging can be reached at 561-214-8600.
Reemployment Assistance Service Center: floridajobs.org
Job Search: https://cspbc.virtualcareersystem.com/Explore-Careers
https://www.GotResumeBuilder.com Free digital resources to help build your resume!
The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program is currently available to small business owners located in all Florida counties that experienced economic damage as a result of COVID-19.
Florida Retail Federation COVID-19 Resource Center.
Florida Department of Children & Families (SNAP & EBT). The work requirements for two assistance programs providing food and shelter have been temporarily waived by order of the Governor. To apply for Food Assistance or login to Access Self-Service portal: https://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/ or please call: (850) 300-4323. For more information click here.
If you are an individual with a disability and need help with the application process or other ACCESS services, please find the region point of contact listed at the following website: https://www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/individual-with-disability/auxiliary-aids-plan.shtml.
You can also always call 211 for assistance!
Register to apply for services at Palm Beach County Community Services.
How to get your money from the government’s stimulus program if IRS does not have your banking information.
U.S. Small Business Administration - Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) application deadline: December 18, 2020
The Short Time Compensation Program, also known as Work Sharing, allows employers to receive assistance with retaining their employees. The program is administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and permits prorated reemployment assistance benefits to employees whose work hours and earnings are reduced — helping to avoid layoffs.
The Business Damage Assessment survey evaluates businesses affected by COVID-19 and the impacts the virus has had on the local economy so actions to implement appropriate relief programs can begin. All businesses that have been impacted should fill out the survey athttps://floridadisaster.biz/.
For those employers with job openings, our Business Services staff can connect you with qualified candidates – at no cost to you. Contact us at www.careersourcepbc.com or call 561.340.1060 and select option 3.