Takoma Park to Host Direct Cash Assistance Application Events

Takoma Park will host two in-person events next month for residents who wish to apply for its Direct Cash Assistance program, city officials announced.

The city has partnered with LiveStories (FORWARD) to distribute $2.1 million in state and local recovery funds it received under the American Rescue Plan Act. The Direct Cash Assistance program will provide a one-time $1,000 direct cash assistance to eligible households in Takoma Park to assist those negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The in-person application events will be held for individuals who do not have access to a computer, smartphone, or internet-enabled device or would like additional assistance.

The in-person events will be held on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, Dec. 7, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. — Takoma Park Maryland Library, 7505 New Hampshire Ave., Suites 201-208
  • Thursday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., Azalea Room

General eligibility criteria for the Direct Cash Assistance program include:

  • Household income must be less than $50,000;
  • Must be located within the boundaries of Takoma Park, Maryland (address cannot be a PO Box or an address that leads to a shipping center as their physical location).

Applications and more information can be found on Takoma Park’s Direct Cash Assistance program website.

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