COVID-19 Relief Grant Funds

City of Allen’s Community Enhancement Department received several COVID-19 Relief Grant funds in 2020 and 2021. Each fund source may vary in specific guidelines, but most require the same base information and income qualifications.

If you're not sure where to start, please take a moment to complete a COVID-19 Relief Assistance Checklist, and then contact a City Planner by email or call 214-509-4175.

Scroll below for fund qualifications and information.

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Utility Bill Assistance

Eligible families may receive up to six months of payment assistance to bridge a financial crisis directly related to a COVID-19 financial loss. This program must meet federal guidelines established by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and applicants must meet federal income eligibility guidelines to qualify. This program is now closed 

Tutoring Assistance

Eligible families living in the City of Allen with K-12 students currently enrolled in private, home school, or public school may be eligible to receive professional tutoring assistance to help students overcome learning needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Tutoring Assistance Program is designed to pair students with tutoring professionals for direct one-on-one assistance. It is estimated that most students will receive one to two hours of tutoring a week as funding allows. This program must meet federal guidelines established by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and applicants must meet federal income eligibility guidelines to qualify. Learn more and apply.

Rental and Utility Assistance Program

The City of Allen received $2.9 million in funding through Collin County from the Emergency Rental Assistance Program included in Congress's latest COVID-19 relief package. In addition, the City received $150,000 from the State of Texas for the Texas Emergency Rental Assistance and Eviction Diversion Programs. These programs have been combined to aid Allen citizens with rent and utility assistance per program guidelines. Learn more and apply.

Small Business Grant Program

The Community Enhancement Department will provide grants to eligible brick and mortar small businesses (50 employees or less) directly impacted by COVID-19. It is estimated that this funding will aid approximately 10 small businesses. Applicants must meet federal guidelines established by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This program is now closed