City of Prescott Launches “Prescott CARES” Program
- City of Prescott was awarded a $427K grant to help Prescott Residents and Businesses impacted by pandemic
- Can be used for rent, mortgage and utility payments
- There are requirements to qualify
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City awarded $427,000 Grant to Help Prescott Residents and Businesses Impacted by the Pandemic
Funds will Help Prescott Residents with Rent, Mortgage and Utility Payments and Support Struggling Businesses
Beginning April 15, 2021, Prescott residents and businesses can apply for emergency funds through the new Prescott CARES program. The program was created to help individuals and families maintain stable housing and keep businesses viable within the community.
The Prescott CARES program can provide up to $3,000 in rent, mortgage and utility payments to eligible residents. To qualify, individuals must: 1) have been residents of Prescott, AZ since 3/1/2020 2) have lost income directly as a result of the pandemic (proof of loss required) 3) have not received a federal housing subsidy in the past 12 months; and 4) qualify based on their income. The maximum income to receive this funding is: $36,200 for a family of one and that rate increases with the size of the family.
The Prescott Cares program can provide up to $5,000 to a business that has been impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the requirements to be eligible for a business are:
1) be physically located in the City of Prescott in a brick and mortar business with customers primarily based in Prescott; and 2) have been in operation for at least six months prior to the COVID-19 pandemic (Sept 16, 2019)
3) provide evidence of potential job loss as a result of COVID-19, 4) provide evidence of being able to retain jobs for at least 6 months after grant.
“We look forward to helping those residents and business owners who are in need. There is an application form available at visitprescott.org, and we can also help with any questions by calling 928.445.2000,” stated Michelle Chavez, CDBG and Community Development Coordinator with the City of Prescott.
“We’ve also set-up a grant workshop via ZOOM, or people can come in person to the City of Prescott Council Chambers on Thursday, April 15 at 4:00pm or Friday, April 16 at 9:00am. This should help residents and business owners apply for the grant and they can ask any questions,” Chavez continued.
The Zoom meeting links are:
Thursday, April 15 @ 4 PM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82698838726?pwd=WnFZZ2IwZnJiMDVqZWhHZ1FvbXY3dz09
Friday, April 16 @ 9 AM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82734735093?pwd=d01qUHYwWFFTWUx5MnJoL2gvMkdLdz09
To apply for Prescott CARES funding, visit https://www.prescott.org/ and click on the Prescott Cares tab. For more information, call (928) 445-2000.