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Posted on: April 1, 2020

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The City is working around the clock to ensure essential municipal services are maintained while we keep our employees and the public safe. For the benefit of our residents and businesses, we are providing information and links to federal, state, and local resources relating to COVID-19 emergency response operations.  We hope this information hub will help all of our residents, their families, and local businesses to find the critical resources needed in this difficult time.  

CARES ACT                          

Congress’s latest coronavirus relief package, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, is the largest economic relief bill in U.S. history and will allocate $2.2 trillion in support to individuals and businesses affected by the pandemic and economic downturn.  https://taxfoundation.org/cares-act-senate-coronavirus-bill-economic-relief-plan/

  • Allocates up to $500 billion for assistance to eligible businesses, states, and municipalities, with not more than $25 billion designated for passenger air carriers, not more than $4 billion for air cargo carriers, and not more than $17 billion for businesses critical to maintaining national security.
  • Creates a $349 billion loan program for small businesses with funds available for loans originated from February 15 through June 30, 2020.
  • Allocates $130 billion in relief to the medical and hospital industries.
  • Provides credits against the 2020 personal income tax for eligible individuals who are neither nonresident aliens nor claimed as dependents by another taxpayer.
  • $1,200 to each individual or $2,400 to each married couple filing jointly, and
  • $500 for each dependent who is a qualifying child under age 17 as of December 31, 2020.
  • The credits are reduced, but not below zero, by each 5 percent of so much of the taxpayers’ adjusted gross income as exceeds $150,000 for a joint return; $112,500 for a head of household; or $75,000 for other taxpayers.
  • Expands eligibility for unemployment insurance and provides people with an additional $600 per week on top of the unemployment amount determined by each state and freelancers are covered by unemployment insurance for the first time.\
  • Expands telehealth services in Medicare.
  • Provides the Secretary of the Treasury with the authority to make loans or loan guarantees to states, municipalities, and eligible businesses.

Tax Credits
The Tax Foundation has prepared an overview of the various tax credits available through the FFCRA and CARES Acts. Please click here to view: https://taxfoundation.org/cares-act-senate-coronavirus-bill-economic-relief-plan/


Job Assistance

Career Source: 

CareerSource Research Coast (CSRC) service to Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River Counties is now 100% virtual. To receive assistance with job services, unemployment assistance or business services, call the CSRC team toll free at 866-4U2-HIRE (866 482-4473), www.careersourcerc.com

Reemployment Assistance: 

Have you been impacted by efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the state of Florida? File your Reemployment Assistance Claim through CONNECT, Florida’s online Reemployment Assistance System. www.floridajobs.org 

Bartender Emergency Assistance Program: 

The United States Bartenders Guild’s National Charity Foundation has launched a program for bartenders impacted by COVID-19. The Bartender Emergency Assistance Program is meant to aid service industry personnel experiencing financial difficulties.
Program Application


Food Assistance

211 Treasure Coast

https://211palmbeach.org/

2-1-1

House of Hope

https://www.hohmartin.org/

772-286-4673

Salvation Army Stuart

https://salvationarmyflorida.org/martincounty/

772-288-1471

First United Methodist Church of Stuart

https://www.stuartfumc.org/manna-kitchen

772-287-6262

Boys and Girls Club

https://www.bgcmartin.org/

772-545-1255

Treasure Coast Food Bank

https://stophunger.org/

772-489-3034

Love and Hope in Action

http://www.lahia.org/

772-781-7002


Mental Health Assistance

ALAS Family Support Center Inc. 

Address: Indiantown
Phone Number: (772) 597-0578
Cost: Sliding fee scale. Provides services regardless of ability to pay.

Catholic Charities:

Address: Stuart
Phone Number: (772) 283-0541
Cost: Sliding fee scales based on household income. They accept most insurances.
*Currently serving through Telemedicine*

Legacy Behavioral Health

Address: Indiantown | Port Saint Lucie
Phone Number: (772) 597-0411 | (772) 873-8811
Cost: Sliding fee scales based on income. They accept most insurances.
*Currently serving through Telemedicine*

New Horizons of the Treasure Coast:

Address: Port Saint Lucie | Stuart | Fort Pierce
Phone Number: (772) 468-5600 | (772) 291-2828 | (772) 468-5610
Cost: Sliding fee scales based on proof of income. They serve regardless of ability to pay.
*Currently serving through phone calls with the option of in-person appointments*

Project Lift

Address: Palm City
Phone Number: (772) 221-2244
Cost: Their Boys’ Program & Girls’ Program is free.
*Currently serving regularly in-person, some therapists are working through Telemedicine*

SequelCare Youth & Family Services

Address: Port Saint Lucie
Phone Number: (772) 337-8164
Cost: Sliding fee scales based on income.
*Currently serving through Telemedicine and some in-person appointments*

Suncoast Mental Health Center

Address: Stuart | Fort Pierce
Phone Number: (772) 221-8585 | (772) 489-4726
Cost: Sliding fee scales based on income. Provides services regardless of ability to pay.
*Currently serving through Telemedicine and certain in-person appointments*

Tykes & Teens

Address: Palm City | Port Saint Lucie | Hobe Sound
Phone Number: (772) 220-3439
Cost: Sliding fee scales based on income. Provides services regardless of ability to pay.

Florida Department of Health

Mental Health Reference Page
https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/mental-health/

Florida Blue - Bilingual Help Line (Free)

Free 24/7 Bilingual Helpline Open to Provide Emotional Support during COVID-19 Health Crisis
Free Bilingual Emotional Support
833-848-1762


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