News Release: CARES Act Relief Fund Grant Program for City of Fort Lupton Residents & Businesses.
For Immediate Release: The City of Fort Lupton has created a COVID-19 grant relief fund for residents who have been directly affected by the pandemic and who live within the city limits of Fort Lupton. This program will be funded through the Weld County portion of the Coronavirus Relief Fund of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES ACT).
Citizen grants will be available in the amount of $250 and are based on a first come first serve basis with one application per city limit resident. Applications are available here (Spanish version here) or can be picked up in person at the police department entrance, the city recreation center entrance, and the public and school library entrance. Drop off for applications will be at the same locations. The grant money can be used for assistance with rent, mortgage payments, utilities, unforeseen financial costs, and other emergency individual needs. The grant program runs from August 25, 2020 to September 4, 2020.
After an evaluation of phase I, the number of grants made, and citizen reception of the grant program, the city will determine if phase II is necessary. If phase II is deemed necessary, it is estimated to begin the first week of October. Once the funds are depleted, or there are no more applicants for the grant by November 30, 2020, whichever comes first, the City of Fort Lupton Covid-19 Grant Relief Fund program will end.
Additionally, the City of Fort Lupton has agreed to contribute 15% of their total allocated CARES Act funds to the Weld County Business Relief Fund to be administered by Upstate Colorado in the amount of $57,770.10. The city will assist in communicating this program to local businesses as more information becomes available. Any funds left from the citizen grants will be made available to city small businesses through the Weld County Business Relief Fund.
To learn more, please visit www.fortluptonco.gov or call Fort Lupton City Hall at 303-857-6694.