Press Release: Kenmore City Council expands direct cash assistance program for households experiencing financial hardship

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December 21, 2021                                                      

City of Kenmore Communications

Kenmore City Council expands direct cash assistance program for households experiencing financial hardship

Kenmore residents are encouraged to apply by
January 31, 2022 at

Kenmore, WA – The City of Kenmore is prioritizing households that have been negatively affected by COVID-19 and are experiencing financial hardship by distributing $1 million in direct cash assistance as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). At the December 13, 2021 Kenmore City Council meeting, the Council approved increasing the direct cash assistance distribution amounts to $2,000 for each primary applicant and expanding eligibility to Kenmore residents at or below 50% of our Area Median Income. Residents who may be eligible for these funds are strongly encouraged to apply by January 31, 2022, as the program is ending soon. 

Kenmore has partnered with Northshore Schools Foundation to distribute these funds to Kenmore residents. The application process is simple.To apply online, visit: KenmoreCares.orgKenmore residents can call 425-408-6044with questions or for help with the application process. The Kenmore Cares team has office hours at Kenmore City Hall on Tuesdays between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. and Thursdays, between 10:00 a.m. and noon. (Please note:  No office hours will be held on December 28 and December 30.) 

“We were excited about the Kenmore City Council’s decision to expand the Kenmore Cares program eligibility and increase assistance amounts. The Council is keeping with its intent to provide struggling residents in Kenmore with much needed assistance to hopefully get back on their feet after the paralyzing effects of COVID-19,” said Carmin Dalziel, Executive Director of the Northshore Schools Foundation. “We are working hard to mail checks out by the end of the year to those who are eligible.” 

Stephanie Lucash, Kenmore Assistant City Manager/ARPA Administrator, added, “We are thrilled to be able to increase the direct cash assistance amount for each primary applicant to $2,000; this amount will make a difference for households in need. We encourage Kenmore residents who might be eligible for the program to apply as soon as possible.” 

Find out more and apply for direct cash assistance at:
For more information on ARPA funds in Kenmore, visit: