Leon CARES Grant Programs

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Leon CARES Grant Programs


This Classified was last updated March 24, 2021

Current Program Information


The Leon County CARES Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program will launch on Monday March 29th at 8:30 a.m. and assist eligible residents impacted by COVID-19 with up to 12 months of past due rent and/or utilities as well as up to three (3) months of future rent and/or utilities. Residents can apply, and find more information, here.



Past Program Information

Leon CARES Grants had three funding opportunities, listed below. The Leon CARES website has more information and application portals. Applicants with questions regarding program eligibility and the application process can also call the Leon CARES Call Center at (855) 203-6584 (toll free) between 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

All informational webinar recordings for Leon CARES can be found here.

Scroll to the bottom to find information regarding reimbursement requests after funding has been awarded.


Beginning Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 8:00 a.m., eligible nonprofit organizations in Leon County can apply for grant funding by submitting an application through the Leon CARES online portal, which can be found here. Before starting an application, applicants must register an account through the portal by providing their name, email, and password.

*PowerPoint slides from the webinar on the Leon County CARES Non-profit Assistance Grant Program held on Monday, October 5, 2020 at 3 p.m.

*A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (updated 10-6-20)

*An information brochure is available here.


Please Note: OEV (Office of Economic Vitality) is no longer accepting applications for small business grants through the Leon CARES site as of 10/20/2020.

Assists Leon County small businesses with COVID-19 expenses such as employee wages, vendor bills, rent, utilities, promotion, and safety costs.

*An information brochure is available here.


Assists Leon County households with past-due rent, mortgage and utility bills.

*An information brochure is available here.


Please Note: the Human Services Grant is now closed as of 9/24/20 – the information provided is for orgs who already received funds and are now in the reporting stage.

*Human Services Grantees Reimbursement & IA Update Webinar Powerpoint

Follow-Up Resources for Leon CARES Webinars and check-lists:

Leon CARES Portal Instructions _ RR 082520



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