Rapid City to provide financial help to those impacted by COVID-19

RAPID CITY, S.D. — This week the City of Rapid City released applications for COVID-19 relief. The city is receiving $200,000 in funding from the CARES Act.

Millions around the country have lost their jobs or have been forced to work from home. People right here in Rapid City have expressed their concerns.

“We have a good pulse on the community, a lot of community members are in a lot of meetings. They discuss these needs, they discuss the resources,” says Michelle Schuelke, CDBG Division Program Manager.

Many parents nationally and locally are sacrificing work because kids are home from school with no one to take care of them. After receiving funding from the CARES Act, city government will be financially assisting those in need.

“I think the pandemic has compounded a lot of issue that we already were seeing and were working on and so this is really a time to focus and come together as a community to address those needs,” adds Schuelke.

The funds will go mainly towards housing costs such as rent and mortgages, along with child care.

The amount of funding given per family will vary based on each individual situation and anyone in need of assistance can apply. The application will be open from now until September 18.

The application can be viewed below.

FY20 CDBG-CV Application

For more information or to receive an application, contact 394-4181.

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