On April 15, 2020, the Division of Community Services was designated $500,000 to establish the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund Program to provide social services for residents who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund program offers three (3) categories of designated relief:
Emergency Food/Essentials/Prescription Assistance
Shelby County residents are eligible to apply under the following criteria:
Must be a resident of Shelby County, Tennessee.
Must be able to show two (2) forms of proof of residency and loss of employment or at least 50% of earned income as of March 11, 2020.
Must have a current household monthly income at or below 400% of the Federal Poverty Income Guideline (see guideline below).
Must be able to meet additional criteria as outlined by the specific relief offered.
*People in Household
$51,040.00 or less
$4,253.00 or less
$68,960.00 or less
$5,747.00 or less
$86,880.00 or less
$7,240.00 or less
$104,800.00 or less
$8,733.00 or less
$122,720.00 or less
$10,227.00 or less
$140,640.00 or less
$11,720.00 or less
$158,560.00 or less
$13,213.00 or less
$176,480.00 or less
$14,707.00 or less
*U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Poverty Guidelines for 2020
How to apply?
Shelby County residents can access the online application by clicking on the link.