The application packages and details on each grant program will be available beginning September 4, 2020 on theWakullaCARES portal at: www.wakullacares.com. Applying for funding will be easy through the WakullaCARES portal.
Funds for the WakullaCARES small business and individual financial relief grants are made possible through the County’s CARES Act Agreement with the State of Florida. The County has received only $1.4 million of its projected total allocation of $5.8 million. The State has not committed as to when the County will receive a second agreement for the remaining $4.4 million in CARES Act funding.
WakullaCARES program funds will also be used for essential public health and safety expenditures related to COVID-19, including testing sites, contact tracing, food, sheltering, PPE, as well as direct cost incurred by the County, Constitutional and Judicial Offices, City of St. Marks and the City of Sopchoppy. The County is also working on an agreement with CareerSource Capital Region to provide training and possible job internships with local businesses for our residents impacted by COVID-19.
Wakulla County has partnered with the Integrity Group and Nabors, Giblin and Nickerson law firm to develop and implement the WakullaCARES programs to provide financial relief and assistance to our small businesses and citizens.