County of Imperial
Coronavirus Relief Fund Assistance Program
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The County of Imperial is working with local cities to provide assistance to families needing assistance with delinquent water, sewer, and trash bills.
To be eligible for this program, participants must be residents of the City of El Centro and must be below the median income for Imperial County. Individuals/households who are median income or below may qualify for utility payment assistance by providing adequate documentation of termination of employment or reduced working hours due to the recent Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19). Participants must also certify that the household income does not exceed the income limits established for Imperial County. Eligible expenses are those incurred between March 2020 and December 29, 2020. Participants must also certify that the household income does not exceed the income limits establed for Imperial County.
How to Apply
1. Complete and sign application.
2. Acceptable Identification (ID).
3. Past due bill and/or notice of termination of services from the City of El Centro Finance Dept.
4. Proof of lost job or reduction of hours due to Corona Virus Pandemic (COVID-19).
5. Signed Release of Information Form.
Incomplete applications will not be accepted!
Return completed application to:
City of El Centro
Economic Development Division
1249 Main Street
El Centro, CA 92243
Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Further information can be found on the Program Applications at the links below or by contacting the City of El Centro at (760) 337-4543.
Coronavirus Relief Fund Assistance Program Application - English
Coronavirus Relief Fund Assistance Program Application - Spanish
CDBG-CV Coronavirus Mircroenterprise Loan Program
The City of El Centro has established a CDBG-CV Coronavirus Microenterprise Loan Program (MLP) to help businesses impacted by COVID-19 retain employees and sustain continuity of operations. Financial assistance up $10,000 in low-interest or forgivable loans will be allocated to eligible small businesses on a first-come, first-served basis. Funds awarded will be based on availability, program guidelines, and the submission of all required information and supporting documentation proving financial hardship related to COVID-19. Approximately $200,000 is available in the MLP, which is being administered by the City of El Centro’s Economic Development Division.
CDBG Microenterprise Loan Program Information
Revolving Loan Fund COVID-19 CARES Act Supplemental Disaster Recovery and Resiliency Funding
The City of El Centro was awarded a supplemental grant in the amount of $550,000 on July 23, 2020 from the Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA). The supplemental grant was awarded to alleviate sudden and severe economic dislocation caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, to provide permanent resources to support economic resiliency, and to further the long-term economic adjustment objectives of the City of El Centro and Imperial County.
COVID-19 CARES Act Supplemental Disaster Recovery and Resiliency Funding Information