Funds are limited. It is anticipated that requests for assistance may be greater than the funds received. The ability to provide assistance will be based on the amount of money raised for this purpose, the validity of each request, and demonstrated need. Assistance will be granted on a first come, first serve basis.
Applications must be completed and submitted via email, mail or in person, with proof of residency (like a copy of a driver’s license or other valid ID, a copy of a recent phone or utility bill, or a tax bill). Applicants will also be asked to provide financial information, such as income and asset verification, as part of this process. Applications will be accepted until funds are exhausted, but not later than August 1, 2020.
Applicants must demonstrate that they have exhausted any other forms of assistance that might have been available. The review committee may suggest other opportunities for assistance to applicants to get them the help they are seeking.
Applicants should have been current on all tax obligations with the Town of Fairfield prior to March 1, 2020.
Applicants must provide, whenever possible, invoices, bills, receipts, or other documentation to support their requests.
Payments will be made to the vendor on behalf of the applicant. Applicants must obtain tax ID#’s and W9’s for those vendors prior to payment being released.
Typical grants from this fund are expected to range from $250 to $2,500.
Funds cannot be used for the following purposes:
- To replace items or offset losses that are covered by insurance or another program
- For investment property or business losses
- For expenses or losses that are not directly related to the virus
- Other uses the committee deems inappropriate