DeKalb County is allocating $1 million for a nonprofit based grant program to assist residents that have an immediate need for overdue rent, mortgage assistance, utility assistance, food or other unforeseen financial emergency needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nonprofit organizations that serve the county are encouraged to apply by the June 24 deadline.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has undermined the health and economic wellbeing of many of our citizens,” said DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond. “With support from the Board of Commissioners, we have established a program to work with local nonprofit organizations to provide vital necessities to our citizens.”
Funding for this program will come from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Interested nonprofit organizations may complete a COVID-19 Citizens Assistance Program Application Request form and more details about eligibility at www.dekalbcountyga.gov/coronavirus.