CARES INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE GRANT
(new applications only)
This page is for NEW applicants only.
If you have already submitted an application please click HERE
|Applications Are Closed
|Window to schedule interviews has closed|
Interviews scheduled without an application first being submitted will be cancelled.
When attending your scheduled interview:
- Have your Florida driver’s license or state issued photo identification
- Bring all the bills that you are claiming, not just the last bill with the total amount due on it. We need to be able to document that services were not prior to March 1, 2020. Paper copies of the bills are required, digital copies will. not be accepted.
- If you are submitting your lease as proof of your rent, please be sure that the lease is current, the address is correct, and that it is signed by all parties.
Interview appointments continue to be held at 1000 Belle Terre Blvd., Palm Coast, just past Tractor Supply. Follow the signs to the entrance of the brick building which is the David I. Siegel Adult Day Care.
Flagler County will disburse checks to applicants that complete the full approval process contingent upon funding from the State of Florida. This may take as long as 1 to 3 months.
Q: How do I apply for the Flagler Individual Assistance Grant Program?
A: Applications are no longer being accepted
Q: How much money will I receive?
A: Grants are disbursed for up to $1,000
Q: Is there a stipulation on how I can spend the grant funds?
A: Funds for the program are intended to assist residents to bridge financial gaps for rent, mortgage, or utility expenses.
Q: Do I have to pay the money back?
A: No. This assistance is in the form of a grant.
Q: Where is this money coming from?
A: The funds for the Flagler County Individual Assistance Grant Program are part of the County’s Federal CARES Act funding.
Q: If I already applied for this grant but I need more help. May I apply again?
A: No, this re-opening of the program is for NEW Applicants ONLY. Click here if you are a previous applicant.
Q: What is the approval process?
A: A review committee will evaluate the applicant’s documents for eligibility to make sure it is complete.
Q: How will I know my application has been successfully submitted?
A: After you submit your application, you will see a confirmation screen and you will also receive a confirmation email that your application has been submitted.
+ Please keep this email for your records and future reference if needed.
+ You must schedule an appointment at this time.
+ There will be a link to click on to make the appointment.
+ If you don’t make an appointment we cannot process your application.
Q: Who can I contact if I have any questions?
A: You will receive an email from CaresIAGrant@flaglercounty.org advising you when your application has been submitted for final approval.
+ If any further information is required you will be contacted from the same email address asking for whatever is needed.
+ Please note that it may take 1-3 months to receive your check.
+ Please continue to monitor your email as that will be how contact will be made for the status of your application.
+ For changes to your mailing address please call 386-586-2324 dial 0 for the Administrative Assistant.
Q: Can I print out a paper application and mail it in or drop it off?
A: No, only online applications will be accepted.
Q: Can I call to make an appointment?
A: No, appointments must be scheduled online.
Q: How do I get a copy of my application after I submit it?
A: Please print a copy of your application before you hit submit.
Q: How will I be notified if I am approved?
A: You will receive a check in the mail. You will only be contacted if there is an issue with your application.
Q: How do I receive the grant funds?
A: Checks will be sent by mail to the address on your application
Q: What else should I know about the process?
A: You will need to sign an Affidavit in the presence of a Notary at the time of your appointment that states the following:
+ You are a Flagler County resident now and prior to March 1, 2020
+ You have been negatively impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic and require assistance with housing and/or utility payments.
+ You are applying for assistance for housing/utility expenses that:
+ Were incurred between March 1, 2020 and December 30, 2020
+ You require assistance as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 public health emergency; and
+ Have not been paid for or subsidized by any other governmental assistance
Q: How long will it take to receive my check?
A: Flagler County will disburse checks to applicants that complete the full approval process contingent upon funding from the State of Florida. This may take as long as 1 to 3 months.
Please review the application process & requirements below before attempting to apply.
▼ Eligibility Requirements & Required Documents - CLICK TO LEARN MORE
Applicants must meet all criteria to be considered for the Individual and Family Assistance Program.
Eligibility requirements include:
- County Resident prior to March 1, 2020
- Valid Florida License or Florida Issued Photo ID
- You are a US Citizen or possess a valid legal alien registration card
- Can produce PAPER rental lease/mortgage document/utility bills incurred after March 1, 2020
You or another adult in your household have been negatively impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic and require assistance with housing and/or utility payments
All applicants will need the following documents before they fill out the application:
- Photo I.D. for the applicant (Valid License or State Issued Photo ID)
- Be a US Citizen or possess a valid legal alien registration card
- Rental lease/mortgage document/utility bills incurred after March 1, 2020
- Valid Social Security Card
PAPER copies of the bills you are asking reimbursement for, digital copies will not be accepted.
▼ Application ID Number - CLICK TO LEARN MORE
Below is an example of what your application confirmation email looks like:
***DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS EMAIL*** Your application was sent sucessfully. Your application ID is 1234. Thank you for submitting an application to the Flagler County CARES Individual Assistance Grant Program. Your application is being processed. Please be sure to schedule you appointment HERE.