CARES Act Funding Application

COVID-19 has affected many people around the world. For residents of Roanoke County, the Town of Vinton, and the City of Salem funding is available to help pay for bills accrued from March 2020 through December 2020. Please see details below before applying.

For bills concerning rent and mortgage assistance, please apply through TAP at this link first. If TAP is unable to assist, please apply through the CARES Act Funding Application below.

The CARES Act Funding Program will be able to assist with the following bills as well as other expenses:

- Unpaid Utilities
- Unpaid Car Payments
- Unpaid Child Care Expenses
- Unpaid Funeral Expenses
- Food Expenses
- Unpaid Medical Bills
- Unpaid Rent/Mortgage (not paid for by TAP)

The CARES Act Funding Program will not be able to assist with the following:

- Paying Taxes
- Student Loan Payments
- Small Business Bills applied for by Small Business Owner*

Funds will be distributed on a first come, first served basis without regard to race, national origin, disability, age, sex, religion, or political beliefs.

Roanoke County will pay UNPAID expenses (not reimbursements) for the types of assistance offered as well as one month forward (if the applicant is unable to pay for the expenses the next month.)

Applications will be accepted through the following methods and will be processed within 15 days of receiving.

- Fax to (540) 387-6210
- Mail to 220 East Main St. Salem, VA 24153
- Drop-off to our office at 220 East Main St., Salem, VA 24153

Please download and complete the application here.

*For small business owners, please check out these Resources for Businesses.