Hidalgo County CSA to receive funding for COVID-19 Disaster Assistance
The Hidalgo County Community Service Agency will receive funding for
COVID-2019 Disaster Assistance under the CARES Act.
"We are receiving $4 million for additional Utility Assistance," said Hidalgo County Community Service Agency Executive Director Jaime Longoria. "That is above and beyond for our Electrical Utility Assistance program."
“An additional $2 million will go towards helping affected families with the other needs under the service matrix that was adopted. The good news is that the agency is in a position to assist families who are in real need right now,” Longoria added.
The additional monies will be used to provide funding assistance to qualifying individuals and families for COVID-19 related emergencies and situations.
Additional assistance in the following areas will be provided: Rent Assistance, Vehicle Repair, Utility Assistance/Water, Utility Allowance for Sewer/Trash Collection, Medical Medication and Supplies, Internet Assistance, Health Insurance, Mortgage Assistance, Gas Cards, and Emergency Food/Grocery Cards.
Eligible families will receive funding for up to a month, said Longoria.
Those seeking assistance will be required to provide documentation on how they were affected through the health crisis.