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Due to the overwhelming number of requests for assistance, Community Action Partnership of Riverside County is temporarily halting applications for CAP CARES. This hold will allow us to serve our current waitlist in a timely manner and make needed programmatic changes to better serve our community.
CAP CARES applications will open up again on May 3, 2021.  

 

Homeowners or renters who need assistance with gas or electric bills, please call 951-955-4900 or visit LIHEAP at:  https://www.caliheapapply.com/

Renters who need assistance paying rent (past and future), water, trash, and sewer please apply to United Lift at:  www.unitedlift.org

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CARES FLYER
CARES LAPTOP FLYER
ENGLISH APPLICATION
SPANISH APPLICATION

Overview

The CAP CARES Program is a CSBG funded program to assist Riverside County families with emergency assistance to help cover unmet utility bills and technology needs.

 

Program Eligibility

Income-qualification is based on 200% of the Federal poverty guidelines and the number of people in the household.

 

2021 CSBG CARES Act Poverty Guidelines

*Assistance based on availability of funds*

 

Size of Family Unit or Number in Household

 

Monthly Income

 

Annual Income

1

$2,147

$25,760

2

$2,903

$34,840

3

$3,660

$43,920

4

$4,417

$53,000

5

$5,173

$62,080

6

$5,930

$71,160

7

$6,687

$80,240

8

$7,443

$89,320

9+

Add $4,480 for each person over 8

 

Participant Requirements

Reside in Riverside County

Be 18+ years old

Submit a form of identification (government issued ID, consular ID card, or passport)

Copy of current bills. (No older than 4 weeks).

 

Application Process

 

  1. Submit CAP Cares application, intake sheet, identification and a copy of the current utility bill(s) you are requesting assistance with. Eligible bills include water, trash, sewer, propane, internet.

 

  1. Once your application has been reviewed and approved, an official award letter will be provided to confirm the payment. Communicate with company, to inform them that all program requirements under the CAP CARES Program have been met and a payment will be made on your behalf. Please note that the payment will be made directly to the company.
     
  2. A Community Action staff representative may contact you, as a courtesy follow-up and wellbeing check of you and your family during COVID-19. Regular follow-ups may take place for the duration the recovery period through May 2022