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COVID-19 Resources

Our lobby is open for business. We are also available by phone or by appointment at this time. Please choose the method of contact that suits your needs. 

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Your health and safety are our priority. Please continue to follow the appropriate precautions to prevent respiratory illness:

  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone for 24 hours without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.)
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. After using a tissue, throw it in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs.
  • If you have not already done so, get your flu vaccine. The vaccine is readily available for employees as well as for the public. You may also refer to the FDOH call center at 1-866-779-6121 or email COVID-19@flhealth.gov.

Centers for Disease Control- Covid-19 website

Florida Department of Health-Covid-19 website


For Our Families

Lee CARES : Clients can apply beginning after 8 am on Monday, October 19, 2020.

Assistance may be provided regardless of whether the applicant has received previous utility assistance.

The program will consist of three application rounds:

  • Round 1: October 19-30, 2020
  • Round 2: November 2-27, 2020
  • Round 3: November 30-December 11, 2020

Clients can be awarded up to $1,000 in each round (please remember we can only pay the balance due on the electric bill, so many may get less than $1,000)

Eligible households must have lost jobs, been furloughed or experienced a reduction of income after March 1, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There is no income limit for this program.

Required documents:

  • Proof of loss of income.
  • Photo ID for household member who lost income due to covid.
  • Lease or ownership proof is required if the client’s ID does not match the address on the bill.
  • Water and/or Electric bills.

A list of frequently asked questions is located here: https://leeflcares.com/faq#individual

Glades CARES  Housing Assistance is available from Coronavirus Relief Fund provided by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation.

Hendry CARES assistance will be used to pay past-due utility, lease, and mortgage bills and possible workforce development opportunities. Residents who have been affected by COVID-19 will be assisted through Hendry County programs.

Collier County has reopened applications for rent, mortgage, utility, and child care assistance. More details can be found here: https://www.colliercountyhousing.com/covid-19-relief-applications/

The centers on this map show School Readiness Providers. For a full listing of child care programs, see our Child Care Resource and Referral page here.

NCH created a wonderful Spanish video on the CDC guidelines on how to prevent the spread of the COVID19.  Take a look.
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Mental Health Services

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PNC Grow Up Great.

For families to read together: When People Get the New Coronavirus

Florida Grade Level Reading

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Free Resources for Families and Teachers from the Florida Department of Education

CARES Act

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Announces New Mobile-Friendly Site to Apply for Reemployment Assistance

Activities for Parents and Providers

How To Prevent the Spread of the Coronoavirus ( Spanish) video

United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties

LIHEAP/CSBG

Assistance Available:  electrical, water, rental/mortgage, gasoline, medical, transportation to medical services, food, HVAC Repair (60+), family self-sufficiency and more.

ALPI has been designated by the State of Florida as the Community Action Agency (CAA) for Glades, Hendry, Highlands and Polk Counties. As such, ALPI receives Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funds to assist in the provision of a range of services and activities that have a measurable, and potentially major, impact on the root causes of poverty in the local community.

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded program that assists high-energy burdened, low-income households with the costs of heating and cooling their homes. Home energy funds are provided once per calendar year and are based on the client’s gross income and household size.

ALPI’s focus of CSBG funding is to support a Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSSP); however, there are limited emergency assistance funds available to help alleviate an immediate crisis. Under the FSSP, an eligible client is provided services through ongoing case management with the ultimate outcome being the enhancement of a family’s ability to, ultimately, meet their own needs.

CSBG/LIHEAP Application available at https://alpi.org/application-options/


For Your Business 

Mental Health Supports
First Responder SR Scholarship Message

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Announces New Mobile-Friendly Site to Apply for Reemployment Assistance

Office of Early Learning Virtual Supports and Online Resources

CARES Act

Florida Dept. of Health Schools and Child Care Programs

CDC guidance for schools

CDC Guidance for Child Care Centers That Remain Open

Florida Department of Health Nurse Danna Breeden is here to answer questions for preschool providers. Contact her at (239) 825-5218 or Danna.Breeden@flhealth.gov

Business Damage Assessment Survey

The Business Damage Assessment Survey is gathering information needed to evaluate and access tools to help businesses—like yours—potentially lessen the impacts of COVID-19 and help the economy recover. To submit a survey response, click here.

Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan

The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue businesses may be experiencing.

Short-Time Compensation Program

The Short-Time Compensation Program is designed to provide prorated Reemployment Assistance benefits to employees that have had work hours and earnings reduced as part of a Short-Time Compensation plan to avoid a total layoff of some employees. This program allows employers to avoid the expense of recruiting, hiring and training new workers when business conditions improve. While employees are spared the hardships of full unemployment, employers are able to retain employees who can resume high production levels when business conditions improve.
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