St. Johns County CARES

Helping Local Businesses, Residents, and Nonprofits recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19.

St. Johns County CARES

Helping Local Businesses, Residents, and Nonprofits recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19.
The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners created St. Johns County CARES to help local businesses, residents, and nonprofits respond to and recover from the economic impact caused by COVID-19. A financial assistance program utilizing more than $18 million in federal CARES Act funding, St. Johns County CARES provides grants to eligible applicants who suffered loss of revenue or income due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Small Businesses

Eligible St. Johns County small businesses may qualify for up to $20,000 in St. Johns County CARES grant funding for expenses related to mortgage or rent, utilities, payroll, PPE equipment, facility hardening, and sanitizing/cleaning supplies. To qualify, a business must have been operational on or before March 1, 2020, and have no more than 100 employees as of July 1, 2020. Business grant amounts are determined based on the number of employees. To apply for a St. Johns County CARES small business recovery grant, please call 904.209.6050 or email sjccares@sjcfl.us.

Residents

St. Johns County residents may be eligible to receive up to $5,000 in St. Johns County CARES funding to assist with mortgage or rent, utilities, cellphone bills, and internet bills. Applicants must provide proof that COVID-19 had an impact of 25% or greater on their finances and provide a bank statement reflecting that impact. Only one application per household will be accepted, and the applicant must be a resident of St. Johns County. Applications for St. Johns County CARES resident recovery grants are available online. For additional information, please call 904.209.6050 or email sjccares@sjcfl.us.

Nonprofits

St. Johns County 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations may be eligible for St. Johns County CARES funding for expenses related to mortgage or rent, utilities, payroll, PPE equipment, facility hardening, sanitizing/cleaning supplies, and COVID-19-related costs. Nonprofit grant amounts are determined based on the number of employees. Not-for-profit organizations that do not possess a 501(c)3 are not eligible to apply for a St. Johns County CARES grant. To apply for a St. Johns County CARES nonprofit recovery assistance grant, please call 904.209.6050 or email sjccares@sjcfl.us.
*St. Johns County has extended the Nonprofit Grant Recovery Program deadline to September 25, 2020, to allow eligible nonprofit agencies additional time to apply for COVID-19 assistance.

Important information

Completing Your Application / Technical
St. Johns County Cares applications are most effectively completed on desktop computers, laptop computers, and tablets. It is not recommended that applications be completed on cell phones due to compatibility issues affecting the submission process. Applicants must click the "SUBMIT" button in order for the application to be submitted to St. Johns County. Not clicking "SUBMIT" at the end of the application may result in the application not being received

Contacting a CARES Specialist
Due to high call volume, you may experience a delay in reaching a St. Johns County Cares specialist. Please continue to call 904.209.6050 and dial option 1 for resident assistance, option 2 for business assistance, or option three for nonprofit assistance. You may also email sjccares@sjcfl.us for additional information.

For MOre information

For additional information regarding St. Johns County CARES, please call 904.209.6050 or email sjccares@sjcfl.us.