City of Revere Response to COVID-19: September 30, 2020 Update
September 30, 2020
City of Revere Launches COVID-19 Community Grant Program for Nonprofits
Second Round of Rental Assistance Now Open For Applications
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 – The City of Revere’s Emergency Response Team continues to monitor impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and develop policies and procedures to maintain public health and safety for all in Revere. As of September 30, the Revere Board of Health has been notified by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health of 2,728 positive and probable cases of COVID-19 in the City of Revere. The City is averaging 12.1 new cases a day.
Today the City of Revere announced a COVID-19 Community Grant Program to provide nonprofits that work in Revere the opportunity to do substantive, necessary, COVID-related response work for the City. The City is actively looking for nonprofit entities that have a strong base of service delivery and presence in Revere to submit applications for up to $50,000 in funding to improve existing work or create new programs to help the City respond and recover quickly. The grant funding is for this calendar year only, with a secondary request available to continue the work next calendar year. Details are available at revere.org/communitygrant.
The City has also reopened applications for a second round of Rental Assistance in partnership with Metro Housing Boston. Mayor Brian Arrigo has committed $1 million in federal funds to assist with rental assistance for Revere residents who are at risk of eviction or homelessness due inability to pay rent. Nearly 130 applications have been completed or are actively in process following the initial application process.
Eligible applicants will be entered into a lottery to create an order of our response, and will be prioritized if there are more applicants than can meet available funds. To apply for rental assistance, please go to www.revere.org/rentalassistance.