Covid-19 Resources & Assistance

COVID-19 Assistance Programs

Emergency Rental Utility Assistance Program (ERUG)

The Community Development Department is now accepting applications for the Emergency Rental Utility Assistance Program (ERUG). The program provides one-time grants to individuals and families renting a residential property inside the city limits of Rome who have lost income directly related to COVID-19 (loss of job, reduction of hours, missed work time due to quarantine, etc.
Contact: Community Development 

Small Business Assistance - Emergency Grant Program

Applications are being accepted for the remaining funds beginning August 4, 2020 until the funds are exhausted. The City of Rome, through the Community Development Department, will provide operating assistance to business owners for the purpose of assisting small businesses that are in jeopardy as a result of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic and public safety measures. Retail, commercial, service and entertainment businesses that rely on customers making purchases at their establishments are especially affected by the pandemic. This program is designed to provide relief to those types of businesses that have been negatively affected by the pandemic resulting in a decline and/or loss of revenue. 

Contact: Community Development