Deadline is Tuesday for Wayne County residents to apply for one-time $500 grant

Posted at 12:55 PM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-16 09:54:19-05

(WXYZ) — Wayne County residents have until Tuesday to apply for a $500 Wayne County Cares grant that helps workers affected by the COVID-19 partial shutdown.

The program helps restaurant, fitness and entertainment venue workers affected by the state's public health orders. Eligible residents will receive a $500 one-time, no-strings bonus on a cash card.

More than 2,400 people applied in the first day.

“I’m not surprised, frankly, by this response because we know people are hurting,” said Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans. “The public health orders are critical to keep our communities safe during this pandemic, but affected workers shouldn’t have to bear this burden alone. We are working hard to use our limited resources to provide the most help to those most in need.”

The Wayne County Economic Development Department budgeted $4 million for Wayne County Cares to provide up to 8,000 cash cards to qualified workers. Applicants must be Wayne County residents and can apply online at The deadline to apply is Tuesday, Dec. 15.

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