Our community is facing unprecedented social, public health and economic instability with the COVID-19 pandemic. Via a CARES ACT grant, Park County is able to provide financial assistance to households that have experienced a COVID-19-related income loss. The primary goal of this program is to assist in the stabilization of Park County residents by preventing loss of housing, assisting with utilities, internet and transportation costs. This program is for Park County households with income up to 300% of the FPL (federal poverty level). For example: a household of one would have less than $37,470 annual gross income and a household of four would have less than $77,250 of annual gross income.

You must be a Park County resident, you have to have a COVID-19 income loss, be income eligible, be able to provide documentation.

More information can be found on the county web page , www.parkco.us, under COVID-19. There are two programs available one is for personal financial assistance, the other is for small business assistance.

The Freedom Alliance has produced a website with information on other CARES ACT programs, to include $20 billion in increases to Veterans Health Care, Federal unemployment benefits, and Small Business assistance, Food Banks, early withdrawals from IRAs, mortgage relief for Federally Funded Mortgages. See https://freedomalliance.org/highlights/cares-act-helps-veterans/ for more information.

If you have questions about any veterans program please contact our Veteran Service Officers at either office. If you have topics you wish to be discussed or addressed at a Veterans Rendezvous or in this column, let us know. Park County’s Veteran Service officers are here to serve the county’s Veterans.

If you want further information, please contact your Park County Veterans Service Officers: Fairplay, 719-836-4132; Bailey 303-816-9498. 

The Veterans Service officers are employed by Park County to serve the veterans of our county. Thank you to the Editor of The Flume for providing this space to reach out to our Veterans.

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