Deadline to for St. Lucie County Residents to Apply for CARES/COVID-19 Assistance Oct. 9
ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Since offering direct financial assistance to St. Lucie County residents through the CARES Act program in early July, the county has distributed more $2.2 million to 834 households. The county has allocated approximately $5.8 million to this program. Due to the large amount of applications that are already in process, the deadline to apply for funding is Friday, Oct. 9 at 5 p.m.
Residents that have suffered economic hardships because of COVID-19 and meet the qualifications are encouraged to apply online at www.recoverstlucie.org. If residents miss the deadline to apply, St. Lucie County is still providing $1 million in direct funding from the CARES Act program to local non-profits and places of worship that provide assistance to residents.
The St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners is also working with the United Way to host a special evening, glow ball golf tournament benefiting the United Way of St. Lucie County on Saturday, Nov. 14. All net proceeds raised from this event will stay in St. Lucie County in order to help those families hardest hit by COVID-19.
The St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners received $13.8 million in CARES Act funding from the State of Florida with the potential to receive an additional $41.6 million in reimbursements. These funds are being distributed to businesses, residents and other local government agencies in St. Lucie County.
Any St. Lucie County resident who has suffered an economic hardship caused because of COVID-19, and who earns less than 120 percent of the area median income (as shown in the table below) is eligible to apply.
Household Size---Income Level
Residents can received up to $4,000 in CARES Act funding from St. Lucie County to help with:
· Rental Payments;
· Mortgage Payments (Primary Residence Only)
· HOA Payments (Primary Residence Only);
· Homeowners/Flood Insurance Payments (Primary Residence Only);
· Utility Payments;
· Car Payments; and
· Car Insurance.
Residents and businesses need to provide documentation of past due payments to support the need for assistance.
Those with questions can contact the CARES Act Public Information Line at 772-462-1705 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or visit www.recoverstlucie.org.