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Leon CARES Direct Assistance to the Community

If you have been impacted by COVID-19, you may be eligible to receive direct assistance through Leon County’s Leon CARES program. The Leon CARES expenditure plan, approved by the Board of County Commissioners in July 2020, uses federal dollars to fund essential public health and safety expenditures related to COVID-19 including enhanced testing and contact tracing, direct assistance to individuals experiencing financial hardship, a variety of human service needs, critical economic relief to the local business community, and direct COVID-related costs incurred by the County, Constitutional and Judicial Offices, and the City of Tallahassee.
 
Leon County's one-stop portal you are on now will allow you to:

  • Apply for direct assistance (individual, business, local human services agency)
  • Verify your program eligibility (individual, business, local human services agency)
  • Receive assistance from other Leon CARES-supported community programs (food insecurity, childcare, mental health, and more)

Individual Assistance – Assists Leon County households with past-due rent, mortgage and utility bills.      

Review brochure HERE.

Spanish version.

Small Business Assistance – Assists Leon County small businesses with COVID-19 expenses such as employee wages, vendor bills, rent, utilities, promotion, and safety costs.

Review brochure HERE.

Spanish version.

Local Nonprofit Assistance – Assists Leon County nonprofit organizations with COVID-19 expenses such as employee wages, vendor bills, rent, utilities, promotion, and safety costs.

Review brochure HERE.

FAQs HERE.

Program Overview HERE.

Other Community Programs Supported by Leon CARES

Learn about other Leon CARES funded community programs that address food insecurity, childcare, mental health, homelessness and more.

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