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Posted on: April 18, 2022

ARPA Emergency Relief Fund applications available now

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Newton County residents can apply now for emergency financial relief to help with past due bills and other expenses incurred from the COVID-19 Pandemic.


The Newton County Board of Commissioners is partnering with the Salvation Army in Covington to accept applications and distribute funds given to Newton County through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

In order to receive some of the $700,000 Newton County Commissioners allotted to rental and utilities assistance from federal ARPA funds, residents need to pick up an application packet from the Salvation Army, 6193 Washington Street SW, Covington Ga. From Monday, April 18 through when funds run out.

Upon picking up the application, there will be a checklist of several items that must be included including:

  • Completed Application
  • Copy of Applicants Photo ID
  • Rent/Mortgage Verification Form (Rent or Mortgage)
  • W-9 (Private Landlords)

Applications can be picked up and dropped off inside the Social Service entrance of the Salvation Army from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

You can view the application here to prepare your documents.

For more information email christal.guthrie@uss.salvationarmy.org.

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