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If you have been financially affected by

COVID-19, you are potentially eligible for additional assistance!

If qualified, assistance is available up to $2,000.

ASSISTANCE:

  • Financial assistance for upcoming bills (to include mortgage/rent and utilities)

  • Publix gift cards for groceries

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Having had a reduction in income or experienced job loss due to COVID-19

  • Being a Polk County resident and possessing a valid Florida ID or Florida Driver's License

  • Having not already received additional county COVID-19 assistance (this does not include stimulus payments)

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT:

To receive this support, schedule an appointment today by calling 866.234.8534 or by contacting a navigator at one of our centers. If you need assistance in booking an appointment, please call 866.234.8534 or visit our Contact Us page.

Prior to the appointment, please fill out an application.

In order to be approved you must complete the following items:

  • Completed Polk Unites Application

  • Applicant's valid Florida ID or Driver's License

  • Pay stubs showing 

  • Proof of loss or reduction of income related to COVID-19: pay stubs, furlough/lay-off letter from employer, unemployment statement, or quarantine letter from doctor.

    • If self-employed provide proof​ of business license, self-declaration letter explaining why you are unable to work due to COVID-19, and bank statements showing a reduction in pay

  • Invoices or bills for which you need assistance (prioritize your top three)

  • Land Lord Rent Acceptance Letter

REQUIRED ITEMS

TO BRING WITH YOU:

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS:

All individuals will be required to follow the safety precautions surrounding COVID-19.

Precautions include but are not limited to:

  • Personal protective equipment (masks)

  • Temperature checks

  • Sanitation of hands