CARES Update Is Good News For Santa Ana's Residents

August 18, 2020

Qualified members of the Santa Ana community can now apply for many of the new support programs. Santa Ana CARES includes $8 million in direct monetary assistance and other measures, among them:

  • Free COVID-19 testing for Santa Ana residents by appointment on Saturdays and Sundays at Santa Ana College;
  • $1,500 rental assistance grants for tenants;
  • A landlord assistance program that helps pay back rent that is owed;
  • Grants of up to $10,000 for businesses and non-profits, including grants specifically designated for restaurants and bars;
  • Up to $50,000 for arts-related non-profit organizations;
  • Up to $1,000 for individual artists;
  • Utility bill payment assistance of up to $500 for those with delinquent bills;
  • Isolation assistance to provide hotel rooms for families who have a member of the household diagnosed with COVID-19;
  • Child care assistance for workers;
  • Additional sanitization of public facilities including bus shelters, playgrounds and park fitness equipment.

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