The Clerk & Comptroller, Palm Beach County, in its role as the county’s Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Auditor, is responsible for issuing payments on all CARES Act grants and assistance approved by Palm Beach County.
This page is designed to answer frequently asked questions regarding CARES Act payments. For more information about applying for a grant under the CARES Restart Business Grants program, visit the county’s Housing and Economic Sustainability page. For more information about applying for CARES Act rent and utilities assistance, visit the county's Community Services Department page.
CARES Act Payment Statistics
Frequently Asked Questions
All applications are submitted through Palm Beach County. The Clerk & Comptroller is responsible for issuing payment once the application is approved. Our office does not process applications for CARES Act money.
Restart Business Grants
Information regarding the PBC CARES for Business program is available in this announcement from the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners.
To apply for a business grant through the PBC CARES for Business program, please visit the County's Housing and Economic Sustainability page.
Rent and Utilities Assistance Program
Information regarding CARES Act rent and utilities assistance is available in this announcement from the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners.
To apply for CARES Act rent and utilities assistance, please visit pbcgov.com/OSCARSS.
The Clerk & Comptroller is the independently elected “watchdog” of all county funds, providing the necessary checks and balances on the county’s budget, revenue and spending.
In this role, the Clerk & Comptroller verifies that each payment – including CARES Act grant money – meets a public purpose and is in accordance with county policy.
Our office’s Division of Inspector General will also audit payments for any signs of waste, fraud or abuse.
Once your CARES Act application has been processed and approved by the County, it is sent to our office for payment where it will be handled on a “first-in, first-out” basis.
We understand the time-sensitive nature of CARES Act payments, and are hiring additional temporary staff to assist with the increased volume in payments handled by our office due to the CARES Act.
As the county’s Chief Financial Officer and “fiscal watchdog,” the Clerk & Comptroller is responsible for thoroughly reviewing all payments to ensure they meet a public purpose and are in accordance with county policy. All payments – including CARES Act money – undergo the same audit process.
Please send all questions related to CARES Act payments to CARESAct@mypalmbeachclerk.com. The Clerk & Comptroller cannot answer questions related to the grant application; please visit the following sites for questions about the CARES Act application.
Restart Business Grants: Palm Beach County Housing and Economic Stability
Rent and Utilities Assistance Program: Palm Beach County Community Services Department
If you need the CARES Act payment statistics in an alternate format, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.