JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville City Council unanimously approved a plan to put money directly into the pockets of Duval County residents.
Included in this bill, 40,000 families will be given $1,000 which will be loaded onto a card. Applications are scheduled to begin next week.
To qualify applicants must be Duval County residents, make $75,000 or less, and have lost 25% or more in income due to COVID-19. Applicants must also prove employment as of Feb. 29.
Appointments will be made through the City by phone or online where a person will pre-qualify.
The money will be put on card that will have to be picked up in person downtown. To prove income, a pay stub, bank statements, or a letter from an employer will have to be provided along with ID and Social Security number.
The funding for this comes from $160 million the county received as part of the federal CARES Act program.
The other $120 million in the stimulus bill includes:
- $12.5 million for the City’s emergency relief fund.
- $20 million for city-owned or operating facilities.
- $25 million to make up for lost tax revenues to the city from COVID-19.
- $26 million small business relief money.
- $35 million for COVID-19 testing.
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