Salt Lake City is now accepting applications from local entities for additional, one-time COVID-19 relief funding to help with a range of community development needs, including emergency housing assistance, basic needs for low-income residents and nonprofit and small-business assistance. The emphasis for this funding is on Mayor Erin Mendenhall’s objective to ensure that recovery, revitalization and preparation for future waves of the disease are equitable, the city said in a release.

This round of CARES Act funding is administered through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and is designated to support national and local program requirements as well as prepare for, respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applications are currently being accepted for additional funding from the following HUD COVID-19 grant programs:

• Community Development Block Grant-COVID (CDBG-CV). The program’s primary objective is to promote the development of viable urban communities by providing affordable housing, suitable living environments and economic opportunities for persons of low and moderate income.

• Emergency Solutions Grant-COVID (ESG-CV). The ESG program’s primary objective is to assist individuals and families regain housing stability after experiencing a housing or homelessness crisis.

• Housing Opportunities for Persons With HIV/AIDS-COVID (HOPWA-CV). The program’s primary objective is to provide housing assistance and related supportive services to persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families.

Information about eligibility and the application process can be found online at slc.gov/hand or from Tony Milner at 801-535-6168 or tony.milner@slcgov.com. Applications must be submitted by Nov. 22.

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