Sarasota County Commissioners Approve Increase for Individual Assistance

The Sarasota County Commission, Wednesday (Nov. 4th) approved the increase in individual assistance from $5,000 to $10,000 per grant and also affirmed the County Administrator’s recommendation to move an additional $5,000,000 into the small business assistance program

The Individual Assistance Program will provide funding, up to $10,000 per household, for eligible expenditures. Applications are now open. These individual assistance funds will be made directly to vendors. No payments will be made to the individual applicant with the exception of government-owned utilities.

Eligibility Overview

  • Household income must have been negatively impacted by COVID-19.
  • The applicant must be a Sarasota County resident and at least 18 years of age.
  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or qualified alien.
  • Total income for all household members, at the time of application, cannot exceed 120% Area Median Income

If you have questions regarding the Sarasota County CARES funding, please call our designated call center at:

941-861-CARE   (941-861-2273)



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