Nassau County residents can apply for round 2 of COVID-19 relief Thursday

Coronavirus relief funding

FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. —

Starting Thursday, Nov. 19, neighbors in Nassau County can start submitting their applications for CARES Act coronavirus relief.

It’s the second round of funding coming to Nassau County for those who’ve lost income because of the pandemic.

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Almost 70 people got approved for the first round.

This time, county public information officer Sabrina Robertson said those who did not make it the first time have another chance.

“I’m told this application process is supposed to be a little simpler and they’re only going to be asked to provide state IDs or birth certificates for everyone in their home,” said Robertson.

You’ll also need to prove you’ve lost income because of the pandemic.

This time, Nassau County received $148,000 to help with rent or mortgage payments.

You can pick up an application at the James Page Governmental Complex, Callahan Town Hall and Fernandina Beach City Hall.

You can also download and print the application online here: Nassau CARES

Robertson said in the first round, people made avoidable mistakes that ended up with their applications getting rejected.

“People that just did not provide the supporting documentation that they were asked for or they didn’t complete their application correctly,” said Robertson.

If you need help filling out your forms, Nassau County will have someone available to help over the phone or via email Monday through Friday, except for Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

You can drop off finished applications at outdoor drop boxes provided at the three locations we mention above, or you can mail your packets.

All applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. Nov. 30 to be considered.