Coronavirus Information

$23 MILLION AVAILABLE TO HELP RESTART BUSINESSES IN PALM BEACH COUNTY

The Palm Beach County CARES Restart Business Grants Program will resume on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 8:00 AM.

 

The Restart Business Program guidelines, including eligibility criteria, will be posted on the County’s website. Individual grants up to $25,000 will be available to help “restart” Palm Beach County businesses forced to close by State or County Executive Order. 

 

The application process will be completed entirely online through the County’s portal, and requires general information about the applicant business; applicant certifications, affirmations and acknowledgements; and applicant-uploaded documents including tax returns, payroll reports and an active Palm Beach County Business Receipt or valid exemption from the Palm Beach County Tax Collector. Sole Proprietors and General Partnerships not required to register with the Florida Department of State Division of Corporations (https://dos.myflorida.com/sunbiz) will be exempt from the Sunbiz requirement. Businesses that previously received funding through this program are not eligible to apply.

 

Interested businesses are encouraged to prepare for the Restart Business Grant Program Application, as they will be processed on a first come, first eligible basis. The online application is expected to launch on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 8:00 AM, and will be accessible through the Palm Beach County website for a two-week period closing on Friday October 9, 2020 at 11:59 PM.

 

For additional information, please visit Palm Beach County’s Department of Housing and Economic Sustainability website at https://discover.pbcgov.org/hes/Pages/default.aspx.

PALM BEACH COUNTY CREATES HOTLINE FOR REPORTING NON-COMPLIANT BUSINESSES

In conjunction with its COVID Education and Compliance Team, Palm Beach County has created a hotline the public can use to report business that may not be following proper guidelines. If you observe a business in Palm Beach County that is not enforcing COVID-19-related guidelines (including social distancing and requiring staff and patrons to wear face coverings), please call 561-242-6843 (561-24-COVID) or email covidcompliance@pbc.gov.org.

Town Hall Open By Appointment Only

In an effort to safeguard the health of our staff and those we serve, Lake Park Town Hall will be open to visitors by appointment only until further notice. We encourage you to submit documents electronically whenever possible. If you prefer, permits, applications and non-cash payments may be submitted via the drop box adjacent to our parking lot. Please do not make any cash payments through the drop box. Credit card payments can be made over the phone by contacting the finance department. For additional information, please contact the department you need to reach as follows:

Community Development: 561-881-3318 or communitydevelopment@lakeparkflorida.gov (please visit https://www.lakeparkflorida.gov/cdd/other for electronic forms)

Finance: 561-881-3350 or financedirector@lakeparkflorida.gov

Human Resources: 561-881-3300 or humanresources@lakeparkflorida.gov (please visit https://www.lakeparkflorida.gov/sites/default/files/EMPLOYMENT%20APPLICATION%208.2018.pdf for an employment application)

Public Information: 561-882-1819 or publicinformation@lakeparkflorida.gov

Public Works: 561-881-3345 or publicworks@lakeparkflorida.gov

Special Events: 561-840-0160 or specialevents@lakeparkflorida.gov

Town Clerk: 561-881-3311 or townclerk@lakeparkflorida.gov

Town Manager: 561-881-3300 or townmanager@lakeparkflorida.gov

We look forward to continuing to meet your needs during this difficult time, and wish you and yours continued good health.

 

 

CARES ACT FOOD ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 4, 2020

Beginning September 4, the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, through its Community Services Department (CSD), will provide direct assistance for food to eligible residents of Palm Beach County under CARES Act.

Palm Beach County will issue pre-paid debit cards to approved residents to purchase food. Eligible residents who experienced a loss of income as a direct result of COVID-19 and who are at or below 140% Area Median Income (AMI) may apply. The one-time benefit allowance is based on household size, and maximum amounts is listed. Only one card will be given out per household, and all expenditures must be made by December 30, 2020.

•          1-2 Household members:               $400

•          3-4 Household members:               $800

•          5 or more Household members:  $1,000

Applicants must present evidence their household was adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in order to qualify to receive the prepaid card. Supporting documentation must be provided to prove income eligibility, such as a last pay stub or last filed tax return, valid government-issued ID and Social Security card.

Clients who received assistance for rental and utility services through COVID Cares program may apply for the food assistance without uploading additional documentation.

Eligible Palm Beach County residents may apply for food assistance at www.pbcgov.com/OSCARSS. A list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) can be found here. For more information, contact CSD’s Contact Center at 561-355-4792.

COVID-19 Fact Sheets For Young Adults

The CDC has produced a series of helpful COVID-19 fact sheets for young adults, ages 15 to 21, covering topics such as what test results mean, how to stay safe at the pool or beach, how to wear a face covering, and other protective measures. To view these fact sheets please click on the links below.