Attention Artists, Creative Businesses and Nonprofit Arts Organizations
Pinellas County Accepting Applications for CARES Act Grants!
Individuals, families, small businesses and non-profits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for emergency financial assistance through the County with the new Pinellas CARES fund.
Apply by June 30th
Pinellas CARES Financial Assistance supports eligible individuals and families who have lost their jobs or significant income due to COVID-19 with one-time assistance paying overdue rent, mortgage and utility bills. Payments will be disbursed directly to the utility, mortgage or other eligible agency to which the individual bills are due.
Individuals can apply for one-time assistance by calling 211 or Text COVIDCARES to 898211. Applicants will be asked to send proof of Pinellas residency, job loss and other information to qualify. This fund aims to help those in the greatest need, so income restrictions apply.
Small Business Grants
Pinellas CARES Small Business Grants will assist local businesses that had to close or significantly reduce operations due to the pandemic and the resulting statewide orders to curb the spread of the virus. Grants are limited to businesses with a commercial location in the county.
This program will offer $5,000 grants to small businesses to cover expenses such as employee wages, vendor bills and mortgage or rent costs.This program is strictly limited to businesses physically located in Pinellas County.