COVID-19 Community Resources

Community Resources - Updated October 11, 2020

Our community is coming together to help Scott County residents in need. Select from one of the tabs below to find resources from state and local organizations, including links to important applications. If you are a community nonprofit, business, or faith-based organization wishing to offering community assistance, please contact cmadsen@co.scott.mn.us.  

For additional information, please see Metro-wide resources from Carver County, Dakota County, and Hennepin County.

Looking for work?  (October 11, 2020)

Get hired faster and easier!  A special six-week series for Scott County residents. Are you unemployed, underemployed, or worried about a future lay-off? This series is for you! Job hunting is hard. Scott County is here for you. In response to the challenges of today, we’ve partnered with Cat Breet and ARBEZ to bring you this special offer:

LIVE WEBINAR SERIES

Sign up for one or all six of the webinars plus her $499 online course – for free!

10/14:     Four Biggest Barriers to Success & How to avoid them    

10/21:     Transferrable Skills: Target Jobs + Resumes that Work   

10/28:     Get Past the Gatekeepers! Online Applications & Recruiters 

11/04:     Video interviews: How to prep, show up & follow up

11/11:     Money: Get a better offer & Negotiate for what you want! 

11/18:     Ageism & other ugly stuff: The truth & what to do about it

STEP by STEP JOB SEARCH SUCCESS | 24/7 ANSWERS & INSPIRATION

Series begins Wednesday October 14 at 3:00 PM

Doors are open from 10/2 – 11/18. Sign up for one or all.

Learn more and save your spot now! https://www.arbez.com/scottcounty

P.S. Don’t forget to spread the word! Invite your Scott County friends & neighbors.

About the speaker and course creator: 

A 22-year recruiting & gig economy/consulting pro, Cat Breet (Catherine Byers Breet – ARBEZ) has been getting people hired – fast! – since 1997. Since launching ARBEZ in 2006, she’s helped over 167,000 people get more money, freedom & fun out of work. She is a best-selling author, highly-sought international speaker + creator of the Get Hired Faster & Easier online course and the Ultimate Consulting Coaching Program online. She’s reviewed over 50,000 resumes, and hired hundreds for some of the biggest brand on the planet. Active in the Twin Cities community, she is a founding member of the Easter Job Transitions Group in Eagan and is a frequent guest with the media. Let her give YOU the tools, confidence & inspiration you need to make your dreams a reality!

Check out the entire course flyer at https://www.scottcountymn.gov/DocumentCenter/View/14529/Scott-County-Get-hired-Faster-with-Cat-Breet-6-Week-Webinar-Course-Series-Details.

CARES funding available for qualifying renters, homeowners (September 30, 2020)

Do you know of any homeowners or renters in your community who could use some financial help due to the COVID-19 crisis? Scott County, the Scott County Community Development Agency (CDA), and CAP Agency know that people throughout our community are financially hurting. Virtually every sector of the American economy is reeling from the continued fallout from the ongoing worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, not the least of which are those who matter most to us:  Our residents.  People should not have to choose between food and a place to sleep, between critically needed medication and a roof over their heads.

As such, to help ease these financial burdens, the Scott County Board of Commissioners has allocated federal CARES Act funding dollars to support local homeowners and renters that have experienced financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.   The Board has targeted $2.95 million to housing assistance for mortgage and rental support to Scott County residents that have experienced financial hardship do the COVID-19 pandemic to prevent foreclosures and evictions.

Renters

The rental assistance program is specifically targeted to renters earning up to $118,900 annually who have become delinquent on their rent after March 1, 2020 due to pandemic-related job loss or reduced work hours and wages.  More details, including eligibility criteria and other program guidelines, can be found at https://www.scottcountymn.gov/DocumentCenter/View/14453/Scott-County-CARES---COVID-Rental-Assistance-Guidelines-

Homeowners

The mortgage assistance program will specifically target homeowners with an annual income up to $118,900 who have become delinquent on their mortgage, HOA dues or manufactured home lot rent after March 1, 2020 due to job loss or reduced work hours and wages as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. More details, including eligibility criteria and other program guidelines, can be found at https://www.scottcountymn.gov/DocumentCenter/View/14452/Scott-County-CARES---COVID-Mortgage-Assistance-Guidelines

While the deadline to apply for either/both of these grants is November 15, 2020, don’t delay!  Eligible applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early, as funding for the program is limited and may be subject to a first-come, first-served basis.  Please visit https://scott-cares.paperform.co/ to access the application.  

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