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.
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.
Advice for consumers to protect yourself from fraud and scams related to coronavirus Click here.
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.
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.
Support services that aid in the prevention of homelessness and promote permanent housing conditions. Click here.
California Undocumented Worker Relief
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
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.
California American Water is discontinuing service shut-offs at this time. Click here.
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.