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Polk CARES 2020

Senior and Disabled Resident CARES Program

The application process and the CARES Call Center are now closed.

To check the status of your Polk CARES application, please log into your application. If you cannot log back into your application, you may email your questions to cares_comptroller@polk-county.net

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Polk CARES 2020 Assistance Dashboard

Senior and Disabled Resident CARES Program

Data verified through September 30, 2020 at 6 a.m.
Senior and Disabled Resident Grants$12.5 million
# of Applications Submitted for Review1,424
# of Applications Approved for Funding6,250
$ Allocated$12,500,000
$ Remaining to be Allocated$0

Mortgage and Rental Assistance Program

Data verified through November 19, 2020 at 4 p.m.
Mortgage and Rental Assistance Grants$3.0 million
# of Applications Awaiting Assignment0
# of Applications Under Review95
# of Applications Submitted Waiting for Review5
# of Applications Approved for Funding674
$ Allocated$2,873,752
$ Remaining to be Allocated$126,248

Small Business Grants

Data verified through September 28, 2020 at 6 p.m.
Small Business Grants$20 million
# of Applications In Progress with Applicants0
# of Applications Submitted27
# of Applications Approved for Funding5,866
$ Allocated$19,383,000
$ Remaining to be Allocated$617,000

Mortgage and Rental Assistance Program

The final day to submit an application for the Mortgage and Rental Assistance Program was Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020.

The Polk County Board of County Commissioners accepted nearly $2 million in additional CARES Act Funds. These funds were made available to Polk residents to pay delinquent rent and mortgage payments due to layoffs and furloughs caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Questions regarding the status of your application may be emailed to HNDRequests@polk-county.net. You may also log on to check on the status of your application; however, no new applications are being accepted at this time.

Individuals/Households

The final day to submit an application for individual/household assistance was Friday, July 10, 2020. Applications that were started, but not completed and submitted with proper documentation before the deadline, will not be considered.

Questions regarding the status of your individual/household application may be emailed to PolkCARES_Individuals@polk-county.net.

If you need financial assistance, and did not receive Polk CARES funds through this program, please call United Way of Central Florida at 2-1-1. They have agencies that may be able to help you.

Small Business

Small business applications closed at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, July 17, 2020. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

You may log in to check on the status of your application or to add documents if your application is under review. No new applications are being accepted.

Online Application: Small Business