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Apply for up to $2,000 in COVID-19 assistance for basic needs Dec. 8-18

December 2, 2020 – News

Individuals in Juneau that have been financially harmed by the pandemic can soon apply for some relief through the COVID-19 Individual Assistance Grant Program. The Juneau Assembly recently appropriated $2 million of federal CARES Act funding to help qualifying individuals pay for basic needs like food, healthcare, transportation, utilities, and housing. Catholic Community Service is administering the program. Applications will be available at ccsak.org/cbjassist starting 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 8 through December 18.

The Individual Assistance Grant Program allows an individual to apply for up to $2,000 in assistance depending on income level. Individuals with children are eligible to receive additional grant funding. Funds will be distributed on a first come, first served basis until funding is exhausted.

It’s critical to answer all the questions and sign the application. Incomplete applications will be rejected. To qualify for COVID-19 Individual Assistance, you must:

  • Reside within the City and Borough of Juneau
  • Experienced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Currently have income at or under $58,900 per applicant
  • Need assistance paying for basic needs like food, healthcare, nondiscretionary transportation, utilities, and housing from March 1 through December 30, 2020

Starting Tuesday, December 8, find the application at ccsak.org/cbjassist, or pick one up at City Hall or any Juneau Public Library location.

The application period for CBJ’s COVID-19 Housing Assistance Grant Program, also administered by Catholic Community Service, is still open through December 12. Apply for the housing assistance program here. If you already received housing assistance, you may be eligible for the individual assistance as well.

For more information, contact Catholic Community Service 463-6100 (option 2), email CBJassist@ccsak.org, or go to ccsak.org.