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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/


Programs

Dining at a Distance: 

Visit Discover Martin’s Dining at a Distance page to find what restaurants in the Martin County area are open for take-out, curbside pick-up, or delivery. Visit: https://www.diningatadistance.com/martin-county

YMCA Treasure Coast - Childcare available during COVID-19

The YMCA of the Treasure Coast is continuing to offer childcare at all 3 of their sites (Stuart, Port St. Lucie and Indiantown).  Stuart and Indiantown offer Preschool and School-Aged care from 6 weeks through 8th grade while the PSL site offers School-Aged care only.  Daily rates now offered as well as weekly rates to aid in the fluctuating schedules of First Responders.  WALK-INS WELCOME! Visit https://www.ymcatreasurecoast.org/childcare-available-during-covid-19/ or call 772-286-4444.

Martin County Healthy Start Coalition

Martin County Healthy Start Coalition is a non-profit 501(c)3 that offers support and education to pregnant women, infants, and their families. All of MCHSC services are confidential, free of charge, and not income-based. The nonprofit organization provides assistance and resources for moms and babies like diapers and formulas. Visit https://www.mchealthystart.org/ or call (772) 463-2888.


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


other local resources

Molly’s House

http://www.mollyshouse.org/

772-223-6659

United Way Martin County

https://www.unitedwaymartin.org/

772-283-4800

Kane Center- Council on Aging

https://www.kanecenter.org/

772-223-7800

NAMI Stuart

https://namimartincounty.org/

772-285-0967

Children’s Services Council

https://www.cscmc.org/

772-288-5758

Tykes and Teens

http://www.tykesandteens.org/

772-220-3439

Humane Society of the Treasure Coast

https://hstc1.org/

772-223-8822

American Red Cross

https://www.redcross.org/

772-287-2002

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