Community Services



Business Office

The Business Office provides managerial, fiscal, and compliance support for grants and state mandated programs such as:county health, adult & child mental health medical examiner services, and community services. Financial Services include: oversight and stewardship, grant administration, accurate and timely reporting, and budgeting.

For more information please contact our office at 407-665-2300.

Community Partnership & Quality Assurance (CPQA) Office

The Community Partnership & Quality Assurance (CPQA) Office seeks to ensure all federal, state and locally funded programs are administered effectively and make efficient use of resources and funds, in accordance with contract provisions and applicable rules, regulations, policies, and related statutes. This is achieved by providing technical assistance, training and regular contract monitoring. Monitoring reviews also include examination of agency files and supporting documentation that may include: income verification and property restricted rents; reviews of the physical and financial condition of an entire project; as well as, inspections for health and safety concerns. If deficiencies are found the team works with customers to reach a resolution that results in compliance.GENCY COMMUNICATIONS

For more information please call our office 407-665-2300

Homeless Advocacy Office

The Homeless Advocacy Office is aimed at reducing homelessness in Seminole County by coordinating resources,implementing strategies and providing ongoing support to the various partners and sectors addressing homelessness throughout the County. Staff participates in the Coordinated Entry System (CES) with Homeless Services Network to prioritize and house the most vulnerable homeless families/ individuals. The Homeless Advocacy Office is also working to launch a capacity building Initiative including training and technical assistance to increase the capacity of Seminole County Homeless Service Providers.

Financial Assistance


Assistance is available for Seminole County households that have had an unexpected financial hardship, in the last 90 days, while a resident of Seminole County.

Assistance is provided on a first completed, first served basis as long as funding is available. We do not provide emergency assistance and the processing time can be a few weeks. Eligible applicants can receive this assistance once every two years. This includes any assistance received from the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program (EMAP) and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Please click here for more information. 


Assistance is available only for households experiencing homelessness or in imminent danger of becoming homeless; homelessness must have occurred in the state of Florida. Assistance is not available for relocation purposes. If approved, applicant will be responsible for locating and qualifying for housing in Seminole County; our office is unable to locate housing for deposit applicants.

Assistance is provided on a first completed, first served basis as long as funding is available. We do not provide emergency assistance and the processing time can be a few weeks. Eligible applicants can receive this assistance once every 3 years. Please click here for more information.

Dental Assistance

The Seminole County Community Assistance Dental will begin accepting applications on October 3, 2023 at 9:00 a.m

A submitted application is not a guarantee of assistance.

Applications submitted will be placed on a waiting list and processed on a first come, first complete basis while funding is available.

The Community Assistance Office offers Dental Assistance to income eligible adults (ages 18 and older) that reside in Seminole County and not within the city limits of Sanford. The purpose of the Dental Assistance program is to provide financial assistance with the cost of cleanings, deep cleanings, extractions, fillings, partial/full dentures, referral costs, x-rays, root canals and crowns. Implants, orthodontics, and cosmetic procedures are not eligible.

To be eligible for this program, the applying household must meet the minimum criteria below:

  • Household must reside in Seminole County and not within the city limits of Sanford.
  • Household income must be at or below 80% of the current Area Median Income.
  • The person applying for assistance must be at least 18 years of age or older.

In addition, the household must provide the following documents to be determined eligible:

  • Valid Florida ID or valid Florida Driver’s License for all adults (18yrs and older).
  • Birth certificates for all minor children in the household.
  • Most recent 90 days documentation of income for the household.
  • All pages of the most recent bank account/pay card statements for the household. This includes accounts for minor children
  • Valid Lease Agreement, Mortgage statement, or proof of homeownership.
    • Homeless Customers will complete the Homeless Affidavit Form
  • Dental referral written by a licensed Central Florida dentist within the last 6 months.

To register please visit the Online Application Website, select Register at the top right of the screen and follow the directions to register your email address. 

For more information, please contact our office at 407-665-2300.

For additional community resources please contact the United Way by dialing 211 or 407-839-4357.

80% of Area Median Income as of 4/1/2024 based on household size

1 Person 
2 Persons 
3 Persons 
4 Persons 
5 Persons 
6 Persons 
7 Persons 
8 Persons 
9 Persons 
10 Persons 

Dental Assistance forms

Seminole County Release of Information Required – signed by all household members, age 18 and older

Verification of No Child Support Income Form  - use if minor children do not reside with both parents and support is not being received

Verification of No Monthly Income Form – use if an adult household member does not have any form of income

Verification of No Financial Account Form – use if an adult household member does not have a financial account or pay card account

Proof of Income Monthly Profit & Loss Statement – use if any adult household member is self-employed. Complete one form for each of the most recent six months 

Homeless Affidavit – use if the household is homeless

* Please note that funding is not available for residents of the City of Sanford.  

* If approved, the dental office used for services must be located in Seminole County but cannot be located within the city limits of Sanford.

Applicants needing assistance with computer access or scanning and uploading required documents can schedule an appointment with the Application Assistance Center located at 520 West Lake Mary Boulevard, Suite 100 Sanford, FL 32773. Appointments to utilize the center can be made by calling 407-665-2300.

Cremation/Burial Assistance

Cremation/Burial Assistance, financial assistance to cover the cost of burial or cremation is available for indigent individuals who die within Seminole County borders. Assistance may also be provided for those who die and are unclaimed and/or are unknown individuals.  Application


Health Care Responsibility Act (HCRA): Provides uninsured indigent households with financial assistance to cover emergency medical services when admitted to out-of-county hospitals within the State of Florida. Application is made through Case Management at the hospital on the patient’s behalf.

Indigent Care

Indigent Care: Provides uninsured very low-income households with financial assistance to cover emergency medical services at the Central Florida Regional Hospital. Application is made through Case Management at the hospital on the patient’s behalf.

Veterans' Services

Veterans Service Office provides services to support Seminole County Veterans, their survivors and Dependents.

Services provided include:

  • Assistance with claims and appeals for benefits as Service connected Disabilities, Burial and Memorials benefits;

  • Property Tax Exemptions assistance;

  • Non-service connected Pensions (income based);

  • Education and Training benefits and resources to aid Veterans who are experiencing a financial hardship;

  • Aid and Attendance;

  • Property Tax Assistance for disabled veterans;

  • Enrollment for VA Healthcare, acquiring military service and treatment records, and other military related issues; and

  • Annual Veterans Stand Down, a community outreach event in which homeless veterans are connected with the Veterans Administration and other vital supportive services. Showers, clothing and haircuts are also provided during this event.

    The Veterans Services Office is also an active participant in the Seminole County Veterans Treatment Court which provide non-adversarial therapeutic justice program for Veterans in the criminal justice system who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other illnesses.

    The Veterans Services Section is staffed by three accredited Veteran Service Officers. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are accepted.  

Attention: Effective starting Tuesday, August 2, 2022, Veterans' Services will be conducting walk-ins on TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00a.m. and 1:00p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

  • For more information or to make an appointment please call our office 407-665-2347 or visit our website.

Community Development


The Community Development Division provides assistance to income and program-eligible households to create and preserve affordable housing for households and families throughout Seminole County. Programs are funded through federal and state grants include but are not limited to Minor Home Repair, Rehabilitation or Reconstruction Program and, Purchase Assistance.

For more information click the link below:

Community Development | Seminole County (

We Do Business in Accordance With the Federal Fair Housing Law
(The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988)

Conducimos nuestros negocios de acuerdo a la Ley Federal de Vivienda Justa (Acta de enmiendas de 1988 de la Ley Federal de Vivienda Justa)


Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)


Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Advisory Board Meeting Schedule

The CSBG Advisory Board meets every other month, on the third Tuesday of the month.  The  meeting location to be held in the conference room located at the Division of Community Assistance office in the Reflections Plaza, at 520 W. Lake Mary Boulevard, Suite 300, Sanford, FL, 32773-7400. These meetings begin at 4:00pm. For more information, call 407-665-2356.  Persons with disabilities needing assistance to participate in any of these proceedings should contact the employee relations department ADA coordinator 48 hours in advance of the meeting at (407) 665-7940.

2023 and 2024 Meeting Dates:

  • January 17, 2023
  • March 21, 2023
  • May 16, 2023
  • July 18, 2023
  • September 19, 2023
  • November 21, 2023  changed to November 14, 2023
  • January 16, 2024
  • March 19, 2024
  • May 21, 2024
  • July 16, 2024
  • September 17, 2024