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Welcome to the Escambia County Cares Act Portal

The national COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted many residents of Escambia County and our business community. The Escambia County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to provide financial grant opportunities to eligible residents and small businesses. Grants are provided to:
  • Residents and families who have been financially impacted;
  • Small businesses that have been forced to temporarily close and/or lost significant business revenue

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Escambia CARES Emergency Financial Assistance Grant Program Update

The Escambia CARES Emergency Financial Assistance Program has concluded. All Escambia Cares Emergency Financial Assistance Grant Program payments have been processed. You can check the status on the application portal or the online check registerThank you!

As the program has reached its conclusion, Escambia County staff are no longer answering phone calls or returning emails about the grant program if you are checking your status. 

The Escambia County Board of County Commissioners advised staff on Jan. 14, 2021 to reach out again to approximately 2,500 Family CARES Grant applicants who do not have complete information on their application. These are the applications that are in the status "Applications Under Review" in the portal.

The county would like to stress that staff will contact individuals who still need to submit additional paperwork. Please do not email or call the county to check on your status because staff needs to concentrate on processing, rather than call taking. Applicants will have two weeks after they are contacted by staff to submit the necessary paperwork.

Grant Programs

Escambia CARES Rent & Mortgage Assistance Grant Program

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The Escambia CARES Rent and Mortgage Emergency Financial Assistance Grant Program provides up to $7,500 in relief aid, payable to a landlord, lien holder or utility company.  

 

Escambia CARES Family Assistance Grant Program

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The Escambia CARES Family Emergency Financial Assistance Grant Program provides eligible households of the county $3,000 in relief aid. Applicants will need to meet application requirements. 

Please note, all processing of applications for this grant program has closed. All applicants have been made aware of their status through the application portal. Checks are still being distributed. More information is available through this link.

 

Escambia CARES Business Assistance Grant Program 

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The Escambia CARES Emergency Business Financial Assistance Grant Program provides eligible businesses of Escambia County funding of $7,500 or $15,000 who have lost revenue as a result of COVID-19 related circumstances.