Santa Rosa County Still CARES
NEED ASSISTANCE? CALL 2-1-1
If you were impacted by COVID-19, contact United Way of West Florida by calling 211, a completely free and confidential service available to Santa Rosa County residents 24/7. United Way can connect you to available food, housing, rental/mortgage, utility and employment assistance. Visit uwwf.org/211 for more information.
CARES Act Impact
A reserve plan was incorporated into the CARES program framework ensuring available resources for pandemic related emerging needs such as a vaccination plan and continued COVID-19 testing beyond Dec.30.
Please click through the following tabs below to see how CARES made a difference in our county.
Government, Health and Public Safety
Provided reimbursements for unbudgeted COVID-19 related expenses totaling $115,265 to three private schools in Santa Rosa County.
- Social Service Assistance: Provided funding to the UWWF 211 referral call center for COVID-19 related calls by county residents.
- Mortgage/Rent Assistance: Assistance was provided to stabilize housing for families through Development Services and IM.
- Water Utility Bill Assistance: 84 households received water utility assistance through the following partnering water systems: Pace, City of Milton, Berrydale, Holley Navarre, Moore Creek Mt. Carmel and Chumuckla.
- Food Assistance: Three organizations received funding for unbudgeted COVID-19 related expenses to support their county-wide food distribution.
- Childcare Facilities Mitigation Assistance: 50 childcare facilities received assistance to implement cleaning strategies including purchase of easy to sanitize learning tools. 4,152 children benefitted from these funds.
Reimbursements were provided to eight non profits and community agencies for unbudgeted COVID-19 related expenses.