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Pandemic Assistance Program

Due to the overwhelming response, applications are not being accepted at the present time. Please check this page often in the event applications are accepted again.

Miami-Dade County is partnering with United Way of Miami-Dade to provide hard-working individuals and families with emergency assistance and relief during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Miami-Dade Pandemic Assistance Program, with $20 million in funding provided by the federal CARES Act, addresses short-term economic hardship through financial assistance for basic living expenses such as food, utilities, childcare, medical expenses and rental assistance, among other needs.

Individuals and families who have experienced a significant loss of income, become unemployed, underemployed and/or experienced unexpected expenses as a result of COVID-19 and are residents of Miami-Dade County can apply for assistance.

Hardship assistance awards will be up to $1,000 or $2,000 per household subject to eligibility.

For more information, call 305-646-7068.

Apply for assistance

Military and Veterans Basic Needs Assistance Program

Miami-Dade residents who are currently serving or have served in the United States military and are experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic can request assistance for basic needs.

The Basic Needs Program assists eligible households with $1,000 of basic needs assistance vouchers for single applicants and $2,000 of basic needs assistance vouchers for households of two or more. Vouchers can be used to purchase groceries, medical supplies, baby and adult care products, and other household items. The $5 million of program funds will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, call 305-374-5370.

Apply for the Military and Veterans Basic Needs Program

Light Bill Assistance

Miami-Dade County's Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is providing COVID-19 crisis assistance to qualified residents who are experiencing a hardship in paying their home energy bill due to the pandemic. Eligible households can receive up to $2,000 within a 12-month period.

Read about eligibility requirements and how to apply online, by mail or dropping off your application at a Community Resource Center.

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Farmers and ranchers whose operations have been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) and continue to face market disruptions and additional associated costs can seek assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.

This is the program’s second phase. Applications are accepted until Friday, Dec. 11.

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