The Emergency Cash Assistance program gives two monthly cash payments to Tennesseans who lost their jobs or half of their income due to the pandemic. The program provides $500 for a household of one or two people, $750 for a household of three to four people, or $1,000 for a household of five of more. Family members who are able to work must have been employed as of March 11, 2020 and since lost their job or at least half of their income because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Business Relief Program Approximately 33,000 businesses are eligible for the Business Relief Program as a result of closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses do not need to apply, however they may need to verify their information with the Department of Revenue. Reminder for businesses in your communities that if they are a qualifying business for this program, they can visit https://www.tn.gov/revenue/tennessee-business-relief-program.html to verify their information in order to receive funds.