On April 2, 2020, the City of Glendale’s Community Development Block Grant program received notice from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that City of Glendale will be receiving additional funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) in the amount of $1,175,049 for Community Development Block Grant– Coronavirus (CDBG-CV).
CARES Act funding is to be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). The funds are also meant to support additional activities to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.
The allocation of funds from the CDCG-CV CARES Act was discussed during the May 5, 2020 Joint City Council/Housing Authority meeting. Council approved the following:
$572,500 in funds will be used for the Rental Assistance Program. This Program will assist low income renters, seniors, and families. Households may not be a part of any other housing assistance program. The assistance will provide $750.00 for two consecutive months, with funds going directly to landlords on behalf of tenants. Selection will be conducted through two computerized lotteries. This will allow those who may have missed the submission deadline a second change to put in their name.
$30,049 in funds will be allocated towards the Senior Nutrition Program. The Senior Services Section will provide senior services, food, and supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes Glendale’s Cooling Fan Assistance Program, which provides fans for seniors, and any other need that may arise during this pandemic.
$572,500 in funds will be provided as Small Business Grants. Eligible businesses will be awarded a one-time grant of $5,000. They must be a “non-essential” business under the Safer at Home restrictions including, but not limited to, bars, nail salons, bowling alleys, retail stores, and gyms. Restaurants are also eligible to apply. Businesses must not have received SBA funding or other public assistance, must operate out of a commercial storefront within the borders of Glendale, CA, have a lease or mortgage on the property where their storefront is located, employ at least 1 employee but no more than 25 employees (self-employed can count as one employee), demonstrate a 25% or more loss of revenue due to COVID-19, and provide documentation of their inability to pay rent/payroll expenses as of March 16, 2020 due to COVID-19. The process for receiving the grant will be done through an online lottery.
When programs open, the City will post notifications using various platforms.
Get Help Buying Food While Schools are Closed
The Pandemic EBT program was created to help families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals buy food when schools are closed due to COVID-19. Families will get up to $365 per eligible child on their P-EBT card to use on food and groceries.
Please note, families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals and who do not get their P-EBT card in the mail by about May 22, 2020 must apply online before June 30, 2020. The online application is availablehere.
Click here for more information about Pandemic EBT and answers to frequently asked questions.
This is a service of the City of Glendale to provide general information and resources, and does not constitute medical advice. Please consult with your healthcare provider regarding questions surrounding treatment and diagnosis.