Economic Development

Commissioners Approve Disaster Relief Aid

09/23/2020

Bernalillo County commissioners have approved an administrative resolution that establishes the Bernalillo County Disaster Assistance Program. This resolution allows the county manager to enter into service agreements related to the Disaster Assistance Program.

The program will be administered by the county manager through the Economic Development Department and allows the distribution of one-time financial assistance to aid county residents who have been impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and are ineligible to receive money under the CARES Act.

“These are basically people who didn’t get a stimulus check and can’t get unemployment money,” says Commissioner Steven Michael Quezada. “We’ve helped business owners and now it’s time to step-up and help the indigent families who are really struggling to survive.”

To qualify for assistance under the Disaster Assistance Program, an applicant must be a county resident, didn’t qualify for a federal stimulus check, doesn’t qualify for unemployment insurance benefits, and meets the definition of indigent as set forth in the resolution.

The amount of assistance per person has not yet been determined and information about qualification criteria, application process, and timeline will be posted on the county website at a future date.

The Disaster Assistance Program was approved on a 5 to 0 vote.

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