Local COVID-19 Human Services Resources in Alexandria to Continue After CARES Funding Ends
A DCHS CONNECT FEATURE
November 24, 2020--The City of Alexandria and community partners will continue to offer certain resources for residents in need of food, child care, rental assistance, and eviction prevention services as a result of the impacts of COVID-19, after state-allocated federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding ends over the next few weeks. Although there has been discussion at the federal level among the executive branch, the House of Representatives and the Senate of providing more CARES funding to states and localities, to date there has been no agreement among them to do so.
The table below highlights the end dates for the impacted state-funded programs, and alternative resources for similar programs.
|Program||Ending Date||Alternative Resources|
|ALX Cares Grocery Card Gift Program||November 27, or when funding runs out||
provides food distribution
|State-funded Rental Assistance and Eviction Prevention ( COVID-19 Emergency Rent Relief Assistance Program)||December 15||
|State-funded Child Care programs, such as the Micro Pod program and additional slots in other programs||
The state will announce a new round of CARES Act funding for the stabilization of child care.
The City offers several options to access the latest COVID-19 information, including announcements about available support resources.
- Visit alexandriava.gov/Coronavirus
- Subscribe to the City’s free Alexandria eNews service at alexandriava.gov/eNews.
- Subscribe to the City’s free COVID-19 text service by texting ALEXCOVID19 to 888777.
- Subscribe to the City’s free Human Services Spanish text service by texting ALEXINFOESP to 888777.
- Follow the City on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
- Follow the City’s Department of Community and Human Services on Facebook and Twitter.