COVID-19 Relief Assistance Program

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COVID-19 Relief Assistance Program for Residents and Small Businesses

The City of Roswell is committed to helping residents and business owners who have experienced financial hardships as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to help support our community during these challenging times, the City has initiated a COVID-19 Relief Assistance Program for Residents and Small Businesses.

The grants will help families in need to pay living expenses like mortgage/rent and utilities. It also supports local brick-and-mortar businesses struggling to stay afloat due to the pandemic.

The City has allocated $800,000 to this program—$400,000 is available to residents in need of assistance, and $400,000 is available to Roswell small businesses. To qualify, applicants must meet specific criteria. The grants do not need to be paid back to the City.

The application process for both programs has started.

 

Please Note: The City of Roswell, Georgia is a public entity subject to the Official Code of Georgia Annotated §§ 50-18-70 to 50-18-76 concerning public records. Please be aware that any documentation you share as part of the application process for the COVID-19 Relief Assistance Program may be subject to public records requests.




Residential Relief Assistance Program

Financial assistance is available for the following purposes only:
  • Mortgage or Rent
  • Utilities (ex. electric, gas, water, etc.)
  • Childcare Expenses
Payments will be made directly to rental/mortgage companies, utility providers, and childcare facilities.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the program, applicants must:
  • Be a resident of the City of Roswell as of February 22, 2021
  • Demonstrate an economic hardship directly related to COVID-19 between March 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021
Priority will be given to Roswell residents who are behind on payments due to a hardship caused by COVID-19.

How to Apply

The residential portion of this program is being administered by North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC) on behalf of the City of Roswell.

To apply, .

Once you submit your form, NFCC will set up an appointment with a caseworker, who will evaluate your eligibility and review your application.

Application Period

The application period for the Residential Relief Assistance Program is now open. Applications will be accepted through July 31, 2021, or until the funds allocated for the program have been depleted (whichever comes first).

After the City of Roswell's program ends on July 31, 2021 (or upon depletion of funds), residents in need may still reach out to NFCC to apply for help through the organization's .

 



Small Business Relief Assistance Program

Grants will be awarded to qualified Roswell small businesses (maximum of 99 employees) that have suffered significant loss of revenue directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses must meet specific requirements to qualify.

Applications will be scored based on a first-received time stamp. The award amount will be up to $15,000 per qualified business based on a tiered approach:
  • 1 employee—up to $5,000
  • 2 to 10 employees—up to $10,000
  • 11 to 99 employees—up to $15,000
The application period for the City of Roswell's Small Business Relief Assistance Program ended on March 22, 2021.

Applications will be reviewed and awards will be provided starting March 29. If you have applied, the City of Roswell will contact you to let you know if your business has qualified for an award.

If you have any questions, please contact Karin Sweinhart at ksweinhart@roswellgov.com.