What is CARES?

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (2020) and the Coronavirus Response and Consolidated Appropriations Act (2021) provided fast and direct economic assistance for American workers, families, small businesses, and industries.

The CARES Act implemented a variety of programs to address issues related to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Consolidated Appropriations Act continued many of these programs by adding new phases, new allocations, and new guidance to address issues related to the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic.

What services are provided by the CARES Program?

Cars For Careers - Vehicle Distribution                            Rent Assistance

Cars for Careers - Repairs Assistance                               Utilities Assistance

Education and Career Development

CARS FOR CAREERS is a program that provides assistance in obtaining an affordable, dependable vehicle in order to get to work-related activities for currently employed, income-eligible individuals. This program coordinates the purchase of used vehicles (as well as payment of registration and licensing fees, if applicable), offers financial assistance for vehicle repairs and provides life skills for budgeting, maintenance and insurance of the vehicle. Click here for program eligibility requirements.



RENT/UTILITY ASSISTANCE is a program that provides financial assistance to eligible households for paying back rent or utility bills, up to $700.00. To qualify, you must have a family income at or below the 200% Federal Poverty Level.


EDUCATION/CAREER DEVELOPMENT is a program designed to provide financial assistance to qualifying individuals that wish to pursue certificate degrees at a local community college, online certification programs or CDL certification. Fulmont is now accepting appointments for individuals that live in Fulton or Montgomery counties.