La Porte Cares

Understanding the Coronavirus Relief Fund:

What is the Coronavirus Relief Fund? The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging State, County, and City governments to both meet their obligations to protect their citizens and to ensure economic recovery and long-term resiliency. The Coronavirus Relief Fund was established by the CARES Act which appropriated $150 billion to address the economic impacts of the coronavirus. 

COVID-19 Small Cities Assistance Program: 

The County has established a program to provide appropriate reimbursement of Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) to the respective small cities within the county, including La Porte. The COVID-19 Small City Assistance Program’s purpose is to provide financial assistance for cities with a population less than 500,000. Harris County has prepared a program that will allow the City of La Porte to use funding of up to $55 per capita provided the City meets county requirements.

As funding opportunities become available to assist our residents and small businesses, more information will be shared on this page with instructions on how and when to apply. 

Click the Small Business Relief Fund tab for details about the business program.  Learn how to use ZoomGrants

Round One of the Small Business Relief Fund application closed on November 20, 2020.

Round Two of the Emergency Household Assistance Program opened at 8:00 a.m. on December 16, 2020, and will close at 11:59 p.m. on December 23, 2020.  Apply Online Here!