City of Bridgeport Emergency Operations Center Accepting Applications to Assist Eligible Residents Impacted by COVID-19

LONG-TERM RECOVERY COMMITTEE AIMS TO SUPPORT INDIVIDUALS & SMALL BUSINESSES WITH UNMET NEEDS

from Rowena White, Office of the Mayor, City of Bridgeport

(Jul. 13, 2020) — Bridgeport, CT –  COVID-19 emergency declarations on Federal, State, and local levels have impacted individuals and businesses in one way or another.  The City of Bridgeport Emergency Operations Center (EOC) aims to assist residents and small businesses to find funding, services, and/or referrals to unmet needs related to COVID-19.

Emergency Operations Center will begin accepting applications July 13, 2020 and offers the opportunity to request:

  • Mental Health Services
  • Childcare Support
  • Transportation Needs/Services
  • Housing Needs
  • Food
  • Disability Assistance
  • Small Local Business Support
  • Education Support
  • Financial assistance for Utilities

Mayor Ganim stated, “Individuals and small businesses who have been impacted by COVID-19 directly or indirectly due to loss of job, or any other financial or medical burden should respond to this application. It is our hope and goal to match eligible residents with the appropriate resources to get through these trying times.”

EOC with non-profit organizations such as American Red Cross, United Way, and Salvation Army, will serve on the Long-Term Recovery Committee to review submitted applications and determine allocation of the various resources available for COVID-19 related relief.

Call 203-579-3829 if you have any questions related to the application process.  Individuals may apply here: https://veoci.com/veoci/p/form/74kfpdjhgn9p#tab=entryForm.

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Rowena White
Director of Communications
Office of the Mayor | City of Bridgeport
Margaret E. Morton Government Center
999 Broad Street | Bridgeport, CT 06604
(203) 576-8439 office
(203) 726-0047 cell

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