Local COVID19 Resources

211 Monterey County

211 Monterey County is the comprehensive information and referral service for Monterey County. We connect over 30,000 Monterey County residents by call and text each year with information about health and human services available to them. 211 phone and text service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 211 is available in 150 languages through phone interpretation services.

During times of disaster, 211 provides incident specific information in coordination with local emergency services, including road closures and shelters both locally and nationwide. Text "COVID19" to 211-211 for coronavirus information.

Economic Impact Payment

  • Payment for Non-filers

    If you have not filed income taxes for 2018 or 2019, yet still qualify for payment Click here.

  • IRS: Check Payment Status

    If you need to check on the status of your Economic Impact Payment, click here.

  • Consumer Finance Protection Bureau

    CFPB put together a guide for all things Economic Impact Payment. Click here.

Employment/Asset Building

  • Personal Financial Management

    This presentation provides guidance on how to prioritize expenses, manage credit and creditors, what actions to avoid, how to dig yourself out of a financial hole and protect yourself from future emergency situations. Click here.

  • Employment Development Department

    Provide financial assistance to workers who have lost employment, experienced illness, or are caring for a sick family member. Click here.

  • CalWORKs Employment Services:
    Monterey County Department of Social Services (MCDSS)

    Employment assistance. Click here.

  • Monterey County Department of Social Services, Community Benefits

    Medical-enrollment for children, services offered: doctor visits, prescriptions, hospital care, vision, immunization, dental care, and mental health. Click here.

  • Monterey County Workforce Development Board

    Rapid Response (Layoff Assistance or Aversion), Incentivized Training Programs, Training Grants, Small Business Resources & Referrals, Job Boards, Job Postings, Job Seeker Services through America’s Job Center partners. Click here.

  • Fraud Protection

    Advice for consumers to protect yourself from fraud and scams related to coronavirus Click here.

Emergency Food

  • Food Bank Monterey County

    Food Pantries. Click here.

  • Monterey County Office of Education:
    Nutrition for Families

    Nutrition/Meals during school closures. Each school district has an individual plan. Click here.

Housing Resources

  • Suspension of Evictions

    Through an executive order, Governor Newsom announced a two-month delay on residential evictions for those who can’t pay their rent as a result of the virus. Renters will eventually have to make up all the rent they owe. Click here.

  • Mortgage Assistance

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development authorized the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to implement an immediate foreclosure and eviction moratorium for single-family homeowners with FHA-insured mortgages for the next 60 days. Click here.

  • ECHO Housing

    Support services that aid in the prevention of homelessness and promote permanent housing conditions. Click here.

California Undocumented Worker Relief

  • UndocuFund

    The fund helps Monterey Bay area undocumented immigrant workers impacted by COVID-19 with a one-time emergency assistance in this time of crisis. Click here.

  • Guide for Immigrant Californians

    This guide compiled by the state aims to help you stay safe and informed regardless of immigration status. Click here.

  • Relief Funds for Undocumented Workers

    United Ways of California provides a list of relief funds available to undocumented workers. Click here.

Business Services

  • Cal Coastal 504 Loan Program

    Servicing the financial needs of small businesses and farmers by providing direct loans and loan guarantees to businesses located on the Central Coast.  Click here.

  • SBA Funding Disaster Assistance

    SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners, and renters. Click here.

  • KION - Open4Biz Map

    Let the Monterey community know you are open for business. Click here.

  • California State Covid-19 Assistance

    The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development has compiled helpful information for employers, employees, and all Californians as it relates to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Click here.

  • iBank

    Small business funding Click here.

Education/Activities

  • Wifi Bus

    Any student and their families, no matter their district of residence, can drive to a list of locations to park, connect, and learn. For a list of locations and the schedule, click here.

  • Monterey Free Public Libraries

    The Monterey County Free Libraries has a vast array of free online resources, which give cardholders 24/7 access to eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, homework help, and more. Click here.

  • First 5 Monterey County

    Great education activies to do with children during this time. Click here.

  • Scholastic Learn at Home

    Keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Click here.

  • PBS Learning Media

    PBS and your local station have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more just for teachers like you. Click here.

Mental Health

  • Forward Together

    Monterey County Behavioral Health has created a series of workshops for anyone in our community to come together to navigate these difficult and stressful times. Click here.

  • California Surgeon General’s Playbook

    The Surgeon General's guide contains things you can do every day, at home, to help support your mental and physical health, utilizing six key strategies. Click here

  • Mental Health America

    MHA has compiled a range of resources and information. Click here.

  • Interim Inc. Warm Line OMNI

    Call 831-800-7660 or Text 831-998-7916, Monday-Friday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, to connect with a peer counselor for emotional support and help with resources. View Flyer or email omni@interiminc.org for more info

Utilities

  • Gas and Electric

    California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) is a discount rate program offered by PG&E. Click here.

    For information on public safety power shutoffs click here.

    Monterey Bay Community Power deferment in response to COVID-19. Click here.

  • Heating and Cooling

    Financial assistance to offset the costs of heating and/or cooling (HEAP). Click here.

    Central Coast Energy Services energy bill assistance programs for low-income Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Mateo County residents. Click here.

  • Water

    California American Water is discontinuing service shut-offs at this time. Click here.

  • Internet

    Text “Internet” to 211-211 or visit United Ways of California's Broadband page to get screened for eligibility and referred to a low-cost internet provider. Click here.