If you live in Montgomery County, you can now apply for financial assistance of up to $2,500 per household

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HOUSTON – Montgomery County is accepting applications for financial relief from residents who are badly affected by the coronavirus pandemic, the county announced Tuesday.

In early June, Montgomery County Commissioners approved the plan to allot $65 million towards providing residents with economic relief during the pandemic.

“These CARES ACT grant funds are available to qualifying applicants of Montgomery County to help pay up to two months of rent, mortgage, utilities and/or prescriptions,” officials wrote.

The program is available for residents “of any income level who meet certain criteria.”

Residents may apply for financial assistance through Sept. 15 (or until funds run out) and the assistance will be capped at $2,500 per household, officials said.

As of Wednesday morning, more than 9,000 applicants had submitted an interest in applying for the program, a Montgomery County official said.

“Montgomery County wanted to make sure we offered a program to all of its residents, regardless of income level in order to offer assistance to those that often fall through the cracks of other traditional aid programs,” said Autumn Edge, Grants Coordinator for Montgomery County.

If you would like to apply, you can do so on the Montgomery County website.

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