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Cook County COVID-19 Recovery Assistance Available

Cook County COVID-19 Recovery Assistance Available 
Below is a helpful message from Cook County regarding Coronavirus recovery assistance:

What is the Cook County Community Recovery Initiative?
Cook County created this rapid response initiative to provide equitable and holistic comprehensive financial relief and critical support services to help suburban Cook County residents and small businesses rebound stronger than ever from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative, funded by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, is part of our ongoing commitment to promote equitable economic growth and community development, along with our partners.

  • Over the next few weeks, we will be launching a wide range of assistance programs as part of our equitable recovery initiative.
  • Our goal is to assist businesses to remain open, workers find jobs and families stay in their homes.

Cook County COVID-19 Recovery Resident Cash Assistance
The Resident Cash Assistance Program offers a one-time cash payment of $600 to income eligible suburban Cook County residents who have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cook County COVID-19 Recovery Utility Bill Assistance

CEDA programs are available for eligible residents of Cook County to apply for utility payment relief. These utility programs are open to all residents of Cook County, both City of Chicago and suburbs.

Cook County COVID-19 Recovery: Food Security Program
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, food insecurity has doubled overall, and tripled in households with children. Working with partners, we will develop a program that assists residents of suburban Cook County with options for food security. 

Cook County COVID-19 Recovery: Housing Stability Assistance Program
Working with partners, we will develop a program that assists residents of suburban Cook County with options for housing stability. 

Learn more about all available assistance programs here