Pandemic-related financial distress
Capstone Community Action has a Lamoille Community Fund for those impacted by COVID-19. Call 999-7993 to apply.
FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020. Click here.
The RISE fund (Resilience and Independence in State of Emergency) helps people with disabilities remain as independent as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. No income requirements or co-pays; maximum $2,500. For more information, contact the RISE Fund: 1-800-639-1522 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The fund may be used for:
- Computers for telehealth and remote learning.
- Cleaning supplies for staying healthy.
- Utility payments.
- Other equipment and services to mitigate isolation.
United Way's COVID-19 Response Fund: for people financially affected by the pandemic who need help with utilities, rent or other basic needs. Download this form (by clicking the link above), fill out electronically, and email it back to email@example.com. Questions: call 802-888-3252 and leave a detailed message.
COVID Equity Fund
Do you live in Vermont? Did you live in VT on April 1st, 2020? Did your immigration status prevent you from receiving the 2020 federal stimulus? You could be eligible to receive $1,200 (plus $500 for children under 17). Click here to learn more.
If you are not filing a 2019 Tax Return and have yet to receive your stimulus check (Economic Impact Payment) visit this website to determine your eligibility and register.
To check on the status of your stimulus check (Economic Impact Payment) visit this website.
Capstone Community Action can help eligible people with tax preparation.
- Tuesday 9-1 & Thursday 12-4, by appointment only.
- Call (802) 477-5148 to be mailed paperwork and make appointments
- During appointments, tax preparers will take the paperwork, ask some questions, and view ID.
- Taxes will be prepared after the appointment. People will be called when taxes are ready for signing to make an appointment to complete the return.
The Jeudevine Memorial Library has prepared a helpful list of tax preparation resources.
For employment and unemployment resources visit our Employment Resources page.
Capstone Community Action offers personalized money coaching services including credit coaching, budgeting, and building a savings plan. Coach Mary Johnson is available for appointments by phone Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays. You can reach her by email or 802-760-8209. Visit their website for more info.