From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — The Jefferson County Commission has secured CARES Act funding to help residents who have been financially impacted by COVID-19.
The money can be used to pay bills such as power, gas, water or sewer for those who have experienced a loss of income due to the pandemic. To apply for assistance, contact the Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity (JCCEO) at (205) 375-7500 or the Birmingham Urban League at (205) 326-0162.
There are also funds available for the payment of delinquent mortgages (up to $5,000). For assistance on mortgage funding, contact either of the entities above.
For questions or more information, contact Zach Brooks, in Commissioner Joe Knight’s Office, at (205) 325-5070. Applicants must demonstrate a loss of income.
Applications must be approved by Dec. 30, 2020.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress with overwhelming, bipartisan support and signed into law by President Trump on March 27th, 2020. This over $2 trillion economic relief package delivers on the Trump Administration’s commitment to protecting the American people from the public health and economic impacts of COVID-19.
The CARES Act provides fast and direct economic assistance for American workers, families, and small businesses, and preserve jobs for our American industries.