SEMINOLE COUNTY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT IS RESPONDING TO COVID-19
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.
County staff and community partners are making every effort to disburse grants in a timely manner while following U.S. Department of Treasury funding requirements. The online application portal for Seminole CARES Small Business Grants is scheduled to launch on Wednesday, August 19 at 10AM. The online application portal for Seminole CARES Individual Assistance Grants is scheduled to launch on Wednesday, August 26. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to prepare for the application process by compiling required documents and application content prior to the portal launch in order to expedite the process. Grants for both programs will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional details regarding the launch of the online application portal, the application process, and funding timeline will be posted to this site. Please continue to visit SeminoleCares.com and follow Seminole County social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter) for further updates.