COVID-19 Resources

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Pinellas CARES Individual Financial Assistance

This fund provides one-time financial assistance to individuals and families who have lost jobs or significant income due to COVID-19 to help pay for overdue rent, mortgage and utility bills. Residents can text COVIDCARES to 898211 to apply for assistance. 

Eligibility for Individuals 

Documentation of the following will be required for all requests:
Job or income loss directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic (i.e. your workplace shut down under state or local orders): You will be required to provide documentation. Examples: paystubs, a letter from employer, proof of employer business closure.  

Income restrictions apply: For example, income for a 1-person household cannot exceed $2,127 (or $4,367 for a 4-person household) during the month in which the assistance is applied for, with no more than $4,000 in liquid assets (cash, savings and checking).

Pinellas County residency: proof may include driver’s license or utility bill with current address.  

Legal Status: proof of U.S. Citizenship, including naturalized citizens, or other legal residency status (i.e. permanent residents).

Pinellas CARES Financial Assistance will be managed by 2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares and Pinellas County. Learn more at this covid19.pinellascounty.org/pinellascaresindividual/ or call 2-1-1 directly.

Pinellas CARES Small Business Grants

Pinellas CARES Small Business Grants will assist local businesses that had to close or significantly reduce operations due to the pandemic and the resulting statewide orders to curb the spread of the virus. Grants are limited to businesses with a commercial location in the county.  

This program will offer $5,000 grants to small businesses to cover expenses such as employee wages, vendor bills and mortgage or rent costs.

This program is strictly limited to businesses physically located in Pinellas County.

Eligibility Overview 
$5,000 for qualifying small businesses with a physical location in Pinellas County (1-25 full-time employees, or equivalent part-time employees, including the owner)

  • Restaurants, bars, short-term lodging and other non-essential businesses impacted by the local or state safer-at-home orders are eligible
  • Larger businesses, non-profits and home-based businesses are not eligible
  • Funds can be used to pay employee wages, vendors, rent or other business expenses
  • No reimbursement is required
  • Businesses can only apply for this one-time assistance program to cover COVID-19 related costs that have not already been paid for by insurance or by another federal program.

Starting Monday, May 4, eligible small businesses will be able to apply online. Those interested in participating in this program are encouraged to review all qualifications before applying to expedite the process. Information is available at covid19.pinellascounty.org/business/  

EXECUTIVE ORDERS

PINELLAS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
ADOPTED RESOLUTION 2020-20  - "SAFER AT HOME" ORDER


 Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners passed a “Safer at Home” Order on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, which will be effective at noon on Thursday, March 26, 2020. Residents are still requested to practice social distancing.

If a business is not part of the identified exemptions that are part of this Order, actions should be determined by the business owners as outlined in the County’s Resolution 2020-20, which can be viewed at https://bit.ly/COVID19SaferAtHome.

OLDSMAR STATE OF EMERGENCY &

COVID-19 RESOURCES


On Monday, March 16, 2020, Oldsmar Mayor Eric Seidel and City Council held an Emergency Meeting regarding the coronavirus. During that time, the Mayor read his Proclamation of Emergency, and Resolution 2020-05 was subsequently passed. This Resolution declares a state of local emergency for Oldsmar as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. It provides for the waiver of procedures and formalities as required by law, pursuant to Florida Statute Chapter 252.

The declaration of a municipal emergency is part of the City’s ongoing efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 and will ensure the municipal government can continue to act and respond quickly to the pandemic and any other events that arise in the weeks ahead.  Since that time, EXECUTIVE ORDERS have been issued, which can be viewed under our Public Notices website page at www.myoldsmar.com/692/Public-Notices.

 The City of Oldsmar appreciates the cooperation and patience our community has continued to show. These resources are a means to assist Oldsmar residents and businesses during this trying time. 

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