The County has allocated funding for food stability programs and has provided 42,075 meals through a weekend feeding program; served 13,381 households through a Farmer’s Market program; and provided 227,800 meals through Independent Living Systems LLC.
As of this past Friday, Oct. 23, the County began offering grants for air-conditioner and roof replacements for income eligible homeowners. Grant applications are available online beginning Tuesday, oct. 27, and are already available at all 17 County libraries and some community centers.
The County has distributed more than 2,000 free Personal Protection Equipment kits to small businesses. Each kit included 200 procedure masks, 25 reusable cloth masks, two boxes of gloves and hand sanitizer. Brevard County Government has three events planned in November to distribute free Personal Protection Equipment to small businesses, retailers and restaurants. Free PPE distribution continues at the following times and locations (no appointment necessary):
North - Wednesday November 4, 2020 at Titusville Library, 2121 South Hopkins Ave., Titusville, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Central – Thursday November 5, 2020 at Central Reference Library, 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
South – Friday November 6, 2020 at the Melbourne Library, 540 East Fee Ave., Melbourne, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
To receive a PPE kit, a license, business card or document that displays the business name and address must be presented. Businesses are eligible to receive up to two kits.
Those businesses that have previously received PPE are still eligible to
receive additional supplies.
The Board of County Commissioners has also allocated $2.3 million and partnered with CareerSource Brevard for a Small Business and Nonprofit Organizations Workforce Recovery Program, which helps laid off or furloughed employees and provides staffing support
All applications, and answers to frequently asked questions about the County’s assistance programs, can be found here: www.brevardfl.gov/BrevardCares. Information is also available
Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 321-350-9194.