Brevard CARES Resources

On March 27, 2020 Congress approved and the President signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES Act).  Brevard County Board of County Commissioners has approved investing the CARES Act funds to assist individuals, families and small businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency.

$4.4 Million
Individual Assistance Program
$4 Million
Food Stability Program
$10 Million
Small Business Economic Relief Program
$750,000
Workforce Recovery Program

Individual Assistance Program

 On May 5, 2020, the Board of County Commissioners approved $4.4 million for a Rental and Mortgage Assistance Program, Utility and Security Deposit Program, and a Food Stability Program.

 Frequently Asked Questions About the Individual Assistance Program

 Coronavirus Assistance Program Application

 Authorization to Disclose and Receive Applicant Information

 Attachment C

 Apply for the Individual Assistance Program Online

For a Rental and Mortgage Assistance Program, Utility and Security Deposit Program, and a Food Stability Program.

Please note that failure to provide all required documentation will result in the denial of assistance.

Applications will be accepted at the following locations:

  • At all County Libraries.
  • By mail or hand delivered to:
    Housing and Human Services Department
    2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, B-103
    Viera, Florida 32940.
  • By email at BrevardCaresAct2020@brevardfl.gov

Food Stability

 On June 30, 2020 the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners allocated $4 million for a Food Stability Program.

  • Backfilling traditional food pantries and food banks and supporting popup pantries
  • Weekend meals supporting current food programs at multiple locations throughout the County.
  • Expanding access at Farmer's Markets.

Provide Brevard County residents that have been impacted from the COVID-19 through food stability program that offer:

  • expansion of traditional food pantries and food banks along with popup food pantries
  • provision of weekend meals to children
  • access to Farmer's Markets for fresh fruits and vegetables
  • support of the local agricultural industry

Small Business Economic Relief Program

 The Brevard County Small Business Economic Relief Program was approved by the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners on July 7, 2020 to assist small businesses and nonprofit organizations with a grant up to $10,000 for  recovery and stabilization of business operations.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The small business must be physically located in Brevard County
  • The small business must have had 50 or fewer employees as of January 1, 2020
  • The small business must have been negatively impacted financially by the COVID-19 public health emergency
  • The small business must be enrolled in the US Department of Homeland Security E-Verify program
  • Applicant’s revenue losses or expenses utilized to establish program eligibility and grant amount must not have been reimbursed through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), Small Business Administration (SBA) Debt Relief Program or other similar federal and state programs.

An online application will be available on July 27, 2020

 Frequently Asked Questions About the Small Business Economic Relief Program

 Apply for the Small Business Economic Relief Program Online

On July 7, 2020 the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners allocated $10 million through the Federal Coronavirus Relief Fund for local government the (CARES Act) to a Small Business Economic Relief Program. CARES Act funding will be made available to small businesses and nonprofit organization that meet specific requirement established by the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners for Brevard’s Small Business Economic Relief Program and specific priorities intended to advance economic development in Brevard County.

Workforce Recovery Program

The Board of County Commissioners partnered with CareerSource Brevard for a Small Businesses and Nonprofit Organizations Workforce Recovery Program and allocated $2,250,000 to the Program.

 Frequently Asked Questions About the Workforce Recovery Program

 Apply for the Workforce Recovery Program Online

The Workforce Recovery Program is offered in partnership with Brevard County Board of County Commissioners and CareerSource Brevard to assist small businesses and nonprofit organizations that had to layoff or furlough employees due to the impact of the COVID-19 public health emergency on their services, by assisting small businesses and nonprofit organizations with staffing support.

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