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New 64 Street Bike Lane officially opened on March 4.

Vol. 2, No. 4 March 7, 2021


INSULATE YOUR ATTIC for SAVINGS on ELECTRICITY

There is still time to apply to have your attic insulated for free. An insulated attic helps to cut down on the electricity used to air condition or heat a house. The grant is free to any home owner whose house is in South Miami. Please contact

South Miami Community Outreach Coordinator

James McCants at

5825 SW 68 Street, Ste 4, or

(305) 668-7237.

I applied and was approved for the grant program. Thus, in about a week, the crawl space above most of my house will be insulated for free.


SOMETHING IMPORTANT to TUNE into


RENTAL ASSISTANCE (repeated)

The new Emergency Rental Assistance Program 2.3 (ERAP 2.3), as approved by the Board of Commissioners, is scheduled to accept applications starting on Monday, March 1, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. and will close at 5:00 p.m. on March 15.


This new program is similar to the previous ERAP Phase 2 and will provide emergency rental assistance to Miami-Dade County households experiencing financial hardships as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. You can print out a hard copy of the application via the link below. Please share with those who may be eligible to apply.

https://www.miamidade.gov/global/housing/emergency-rental-assistance-program.page


The ERAP 2.3 provides rental payment assistance for up to 12 months in arrears, if you meet certain income qualifications and are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The amount of rental assistance you receive will depend on the amount of unpaid rent.

Click here for a complete description.


Paper application may be picked up and must be dropped off at one of the four locations. It will not be accepted via email.

The closest two to South Miami are:

Southern Miami-Dade County West Miami-Dade County Homestead Gardens Lakeside Towers 1542 SW 4 Street 7555 SW 152 Avenue Homestead, FL 33030 Miami, FL 33193


BE on the LOOK OUT for: SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS

Miami-Dade County will be making grants to small businesses. The Mom and Pop Small Business Grant Program offers funding opportunities for small owned and operated businesses to purchase equipment, supplies, advertising/marketing, inventory, building liability insurance, security systems, and to make minor renovation. Please keep a look out for information about this program in the newspapers, on the Miami-Dade county website and on the District 7 web site: https://www.miamidade.gov/global/government/commission/district07/home.page

VACCINATION SITE

Order 21-47: Executive Order 20-315 is amended to include the following: During this first phase of vaccine administration, all providers administering any COVID­19 vaccine shall only vaccinate the following populations:

• Long-term care facility residents and staff;

• Persons 65 years of age and older;

Health care personnel with direct patient contact;

• K-12 school employees 50 years of age and older;

• Sworn law enforcement officers 50 years of age and older;

• Firefighters 50 years of age and older.



Stay healthy, keep safe.

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