Seminole CARES


Seminole CARES

The State of Florida has allocated $82 million to Seminole County in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds, which are intended to address the economic consequences due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Seminole County Board of County Commissioners has approved Seminole CARES, a comprehensive relief package supporting County businesses, residents, not-for-profits, and local government entities. 

Seminole CARES proposes 100% of the initial disbursement of CARES Act funds from the State of Florida be allocated towards the County businesses, residents, and not-for-profits hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The County Commission has allocated $10 million towards Seminole CARES Small Business Grants, $7 million towards Seminole CARES Individual Grants, and up to $3 million towards Seminole CARES Not-For-Profit Grants.

Individual Assistance Portal Suspended 

Due to a significant response, the Seminole CARES Individual Assistance Portal has been suspended as of Friday, September 4, 2020 at 11:59PM

This suspension allows for the review of those applications that are currently submitted. The Seminole County Board of County Commissioners remains committed to assisting all qualifying applicants and, if funding is not exhausted, the Seminole CARES Individual Assistance Portal will reopen for new applications.

Please visit the Individual Assistance webpage for additional details.

All questions related to the Individual Assistance Grant should be directed to the Seminole CARES Individual Grant Hotline: (877) 330-1818, Monday - Friday, 8AM - 6PM.

The Portal suspension is not applicable to the Seminole CARES Small Business Grant program.

Funding Categories

Economic Initiatives