CARES ACT — Coronavirus Relief Fund
Rental, Utilities, and Food​ Assistance Program

The CARES ACT- Coronavirus Relief Fund Rent and Utilities Assistance Program (CARES Act) provides a one-time rental and utility assistance to eligible Palm Beach County residents who have experienced loss of income, reduction in hours, or unemployment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic only.

Palm Beach County will utilize the funds provided by the CARES Act- Coronavirus Relief Fund to support this program and assistance will only be provided for past due rent payment and/or utilities due from March 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020. The rules and regulations associated under section 601(a) of the Social Security Act, as added by section 5001 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) will govern the use of the funds.

WARNING: Section 1001 of Title 19 of the U.S. code makes it a criminal offense to make willful false statements or misrepresentation to any department or agency of the United States as to any matter within the jurisdiction. False information may result in civil liability, and/or in criminal penalties including, but not limited to, fine, imprisonment or both. The program is not designed to assist those who were not financially impacted by COVID-19 pandemic.

This information is available in English, Spanish and Creole

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expand Service Category : CSD Regular Applications FAQ ‎(1)
expand Service Category : Food Assistance FAQ ‎(1)
expand Service Category : Rental and Utilities Assistance FAQ ‎(1)
expand Service Category : Samples of Supporting Documents ‎(1)


How to Apply for CARES Act - Rent, Utility & Food Assistance


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How to Apply for CARES Act - Rent, Utility & Food Assistance


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5 Tips on How to Prove Loss of Income or Employment


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5 Tips on How to Prove Eligibility for CARES


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Please register online & apply for services

   Please do not email /mail your application.  Applications must be submitted through the Application Portal. Due to the widespread impact of the pandemic on our local community, the County anticipates a high volume of calls.  We provide a significant amount of information on line – please make sure you read all available materials before reaching out directly.

If you have any questions, you may call our Contact Centre at 561-355-4792 during business hours

Check your application status without speaking with an agent on our "Client Services Search" without speaking to an agent. The button is under the "Apply Online" and "OSCARSS" buttons on the CSD website or clients can follow this link: www.pbcgov.com/clientservicessearch

Antes de continuar, asegúrese de leer las preguntas frecuentes (FAQ- por sus siglas en inglés): adjunte copia y someta la documentación requerida para obtener los beneficios bajo los fondos de COVID -19. Si tiene alguna pregunta, puede llamar a nuestro centro de llamadas 561-355-4792 durante horas laborales. ¡Importante! Por favor no envíe su aplicación por correo regular o correo electrónico. Las solicitudes deberán someterse a través del Portal de aplicaciones. Debido al gran impacto de la pandemia en nuestra comunidad local, el Condado anticipa un gran volumen de llamadas. Por ende, proveemos una gran cantidad de información en línea; asegúrese de leer todo el material disponible antes de comunicarse directamente. .

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