Siskiyou County households who income qualify and have had a negative financial impact due to COVID‐19 may be eligible for assistance with unpaid mortgage, rent and/or utility payments through the Community Development Block Grant COVID Subsistence Payment Program.
***Applications approved in November & December are not eligible for a full 3 months of payments/assistance due to program end date***
Qualified households can receive assistance for 3 consecutive months OR up to $3,000 (whichever comes first) for:
- Propane/Kerosene/Fuel Oil
- City Water/Sewer/Garbage
- Mortgage payment for owner occupied households
- Rent payments (for charges owed after 4/1/2022)
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply for the CDBG-CV Subsistence Payment Program?
You can download the application HERE, stop by our office during business hours or visit your community’s Resource Center (click here for list of local offices)
I did not have a negative financial impact due to COVID, can I still apply?
Only Siskiyou County households who income qualify and have had a negative financial impact due to COVID-19 may be eligible assistance
How much assistance could eligible households receive?
Utility bills: 3 consecutive months OR up to $3,000, whichever comes first
Rent/Mortgage: 3 consecutive months OR up to $3,000, whichever comes first
Example: Your rent is $1,200. You could get $1,200 for the first 2 months, then your remaining $600 for your third month
What months can I receive assistance in?
You can receive assistance in the month your application was approved and the following 2 months* (See Consecutive Award Month Tracker below)
*Applications approved in November & December will not be eligible for a full 3 months due to program end date of December 31st, 2023
Where do the payments get sent?
All payments will be made by check directly to the utility vendor, landlord or mortgage company (lender) on your behalf
When will payments be sent to vendors?
Payments will be made the month after your application/bills have been approved (See Payment Distribution Schedule below)
When will funds be applied to my account?
Payments may take up 90 days to post to your account, depending on your vendor’s accounting methods
If payments will be made after the due date, how do I avoid shut offs/evictions/foreclosure?
You are responsible for keeping current on your payments or making arrangements with the vendor to avoid shut off of services, eviction or foreclosure
What do I have to do each month to receive assistance?
During your Award Months you must submit all pages of any new bills you receive and want assistance paying
How do I submit bills each month?
All pages of each bill must be included, even if they are blank
Email: Send scanned copies (no photos) of all pages of bills to firstname.lastname@example.org
Drop off at Great Northern Services: 310 Boles Street in Weed CA 96094 (Monday – Thursday 9am – 4 pm)
Drop off at your community’s Resource Center: Find your nearest Resource Center Here
When does the program end?
Funds are available until December 31, 2023 or until funds are expended
Can you send funds electronically or using other methods?
Checks are the only form of payments that can be made
Great Northern Services will review applications on a first come first serve basis. Great Northern Services will approve applications based on completed applications, income qualifications, unmet financial need and available funding. If the application is incomplete for any reason, you will receive one letter by mail only. An incomplete application will prevent you from receiving services. You will receive a letter by mail if the application is approved that will let you know what payments will be issued and to whom. You will also receive a letter if your application is rejected letting you know the reason for the rejection.