Attention city of Alachua Businesses and Residents
Nearly $1.4 million in assistance is available for city of Alachua businesses and residents due to federal funding being distributed through Alachua County and the CARES Act.
There is $812,350 available in assistance for city of Alachua residents, and $577,500 for city of Alachua businesses.
These funds are to assist businesses and residents due to hardships as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Alachua County is administering these programs.
Residents can apply for individual assistance of up to $2,500 per household now.
Businesses can apply for assistance of up to $10,000 or $15,000 – depending on the number of employees – on August 10, 2020.
City of Alachua businesses and residents are urged to apply as soon as possible by clicking this link: https://info.alachuacounty.us/2020/cares-act?fbclid=IwAR3yYjKihZp-D87MfuqLuaWxm7acKuA8l_inaVtLd-yO4VpkqBsD2EEOKUg.
It is highly recommended that applicants carefully read the Frequently Asked Questions page before filling out your application.
If you need assistance with the online application, particularly if you are uncomfortable with applying online, there is a live-chat feature on the County website and a CARES Act help phone line at (352) 309-2505.
The live chat and help call line is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The City of Alachua also has printed applications and Frequently Asked Questions available at City Hall for residents who do not have access to complete electronically.
Please share this information with friends and neighbors who may need to use the printed applications.
These documents can be picked up at City Hall from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday.