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Welcome to the Escambia County Cares Act Portal

The national COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted many residents of Escambia County and our business community. The Escambia County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to provide financial grant opportunities to eligible residents and small businesses. Grants will be provided to:
  • Residents and families who have been financially impacted;
  • Small businesses that have been forced to temporarily close and/or lost significant business revenue

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Escambia Cares Family Emergency Financial Assistance Grant Program Update

Escambia Cares Family Emergency Financial Assistance Grant Program applications are currently being processed and individuals are being informed of their application status. Applicants who have submitted all application materials should be made aware of their status by email no later than Friday, Nov. 6. In order to help staff with processing applications, please refrain from calling and emailing about the status of your application until someone has contacted you. Thank you!

Grant Programs

Escambia CARES Rent & Mortgage Assistance Grant Program

Open Dates: Tuesday, Sept. 1, through Friday, Sept.4

The Escambia CARES Rent and Mortgage Emergency Financial Assistance Grant Program will provide eligible households of the county up to $7,500 in relief aid, payable to a landlord, lien holder or utility company. Applicants will need to meet application requirements. 

The application window for this grant has closed. 
Applications are being processed and individuals will be notified of their status or if more information is needed.

Escambia CARES Family Assistance Grant Program

Open Dates: Friday, Sept. 25, through Tuesday, Sept. 29

The Escambia CARES Family Emergency Financial Assistance Grant Program will provide eligible households of the county $3,000 in relief aid. Applicants will need to meet application requirements. 

The application window for this grant has closed. 

Escambia Cares Family Emergency Financial Assistance Grant Program applications are currently being processed and individuals are being informed of their application status. Applicants who have submitted all application materials should be made aware of their status by email no later than Friday, Nov. 6. In order to help staff with processing, please refrain from calling and emailing about the status of your application until someone has contacted you. Thank you!

Escambia CARES Business Assistance Grant Program 

Open Dates: Friday, Oct. 2, through Tuesday, Oct. 6

The Escambia CARES Emergency Business Financial Assistance Grant Program will provide eligible businesses of Escambia County funding of $7,500 or $15,000 who have lost revenue as a result of COVID-19 related circumstances.

The application window for this grant has closed. 
Applications are being processed and individuals will be notified of their status or if more information is needed.