Douglas County is offering temporary, additional funding through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act for residents in need of financial assistance.
Residents have until Dec. 15 to apply for the emergency general assistance funds. Apply at www.Douglas.co.us.
Qualified applicants must demonstrate their needs are a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an Oct. 21 news release from Douglas County. Applications are also available through Douglas County Human Services and many community partners, the release states. For questions or help completing the application, call 303-688-4825.
The Douglas County General Assistance Program helps with one-time emergency funding to address community needs for health, safety and general well-being. Applicants must also show how they can meet their future expenses, according to the county’s website.
Funds are available to assist with needs including overdue utility bills, prescriptions, food and gas, as well as rent, mortgage, motel costs for people experiencing homelessness and burials.
Applicants must provide statements or invoices of expenses that need to be paid, income verification documents, like a paystub, and valid identification.
Return completed applications via email to DHS.email@example.com or drop off at the Douglas County Human Services offices at 4400 Castleton Court in Castle Rock.