This program has limited funds and the funds are distributed on a first come, first serve basis. At this time, all funds allocated for the program have been spent. If you still need assistance, you can find an emergency assistance resource list on the Community Resource tab.

Raytown CARES Act Individual Assistance Program

Beginning October 1, 2020, applicants will be able to submit applications for the Raytown CARES Act Individual Assistance Program. Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis, and will continue to be reviewed until funding is no longer available. A submission of an application does not guarantee an applicant will receive assistance.

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This summer, The City of Raytown’s Mayor and Board of Alderman approved rental and utility assistance as part of its CARES Act allocation from Jackson County. The City has contracted with HOPE Network and Raytown REAP to oversee the distribution of $200,000 CARES Act assistance to those experiencing financial hardship due to COVID19.  The City of Raytown remains committed to supporting our residents.
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Beginning October 1, 2020, the Raytown CARES Act Individual Assistance Program application will be available for applicants to submit on this website. Prior to October 1, applicants can review program details and begin compiling supporting documents for their requests.
Beginning October 1, 2020, applicants will be able to submit applications for the Raytown CARES Act Individual Assistance Program. Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis, and will continue to be reviewed until funding is no longer available. A submission of an application does not guarantee an applicant will receive assistance.
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for assistance:
● Applicant must live in the Raytown, MO (physical address must be in Raytown, MO not the Raytown C2 School District)
● Must be able to demonstrate economic impact from loss of income, financial or personal hardship due to COVID-19 (after March 24, 2020)
● Applicant must be 18 years of age or older
Only one person per household may apply for the Raytown CARES Act Individual Assistance Program. Households that submit multiple applications will not be considered.
Individuals needing assistance may contact a Raytown CARES Act Individual Assistance Program representative by phone at 816-737-6121.
After submitting an application with your background information, you will be contacted by a local partner who will collect the following:

● Social Security cards (or numbers) for everyone in the household
● Picture ID for household members over 18
● Verification of Income (check stubs, bank statement, etc.)
● Verification of SSI, Disability, Food Stamps, Section 8, TANF, etc. (if applicable)
● Signed Lease, rental agreement, letter from the landlord or mortgage lender
● All current bills and/or shut off notices
Applications that do not contain the required information will not be immediately considered. A program representative will attempt to contact the applicant to obtain missing information. If you have questions about the required information or experience technical difficulties while submitting an application, please call 816-737-6121.
The program can provide payment for past due rent, mortgage, and/or utilities.
Eligible applicants may receive up to $500 in assistance for past due rent, mortgage and/or utility payments.
After an application and eligibility has been approved, the Raytown CARES Act Individual Assistance Program will issue payments for past due eligible expenses directly to an applicant’s landlord, mortgage lender and/or utility service provider. Applicants will not be issued funds directly.
Upon completion of the application, applicants will receive immediate notification to confirm receipt. A staff member from Raytown REAP or HOPE Network will contact applicants within 2 - 5 business days to begin processing the request and to complete the determination of eligibility. After an application is approved, a payment for past due rent, mortgage and/or utility payments may then be issued directly to service providers for eligible expenses up to $500.

To assist in expediting the process, please prepare the following additional documents:
● Social Security cards (or numbers) for everyone in the household
● Picture ID for household members over 18
● Verification of Income (check stubs, bank statement, etc.)
● Verification of SSI, Disability, Food Stamps, Section 8, TANF, etc. (if applicable)
● Signed Lease, rental agreement, letter from the landlord or mortgage company
● All current bills and/or shut off notices
Multiple organizations in Raytown and surrounding areas provide emergency support to persons in need of assistance. The following list of resources is available at www.RaytownCARES.com may be of use to help address a specific need.