Orange County’s Care Act Assistance announces its new criteria

CARES Act, Orange County, has received over $243.2 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds. These funds will be distributed back to the community.

On their updated criteria more than one applicant can apply per household.  This site is for its own people, asking everybody to apply. The financial assistance aims to help with rent and other bills. They will reopen next week with new expanded criteria. All the residents can apply for a $1,000 grant through the county’s Individual and Family Assistance Program.

From Nov. 16 at 8 a.m it will be available for everyone to apply. The mayor of Orange County, the loosening of that restriction will lead to more help for residents who’ve lost their jobs or experienced financial setbacks as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier rules were if anyone in the household had received funding. Then anyone else who applied was disqualified. This time is different, that won’t be an issue anymore. The portal is available for a few months now. Any resident who has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic can apply and so now. More than one individual in the same household will be able to become eligible for the funds. The last two times the portal was available, the requests were many so it would close within minutes due to that.  

When the portal opens next week, 15.000 users will apply. If you need a guide and extra help on how to properly prepare the required documentation. It is recommended that you start early, as applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis, and previous application periods have ended in an hour or less. Once you are in, you can continue to fill out your application without fear of being kicked out when the portal closes.

Check out the link below:

https://ocfl.net/EconomicDevelopment/OrangeCARES/SocialServicesandResidentNeeds.aspx#.X7GcAWhKjIW