COVID-19 UPDATE

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

PRESS RELEASE

 

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

 

The Department of Social Development, Ministry of Education, Youth, Culture, Social and Library Services is pleased to announce that the first batch of payments for the Social Enhancement Aid COVID-19 Stimulus, in the form of food vouchers, will be distributed to recipients Friday, 15 May 2020.

 

The successful recipients will receive food vouchers in the amount of $200 for a period of three months. This will allow persons to purchase needed food items for their families from the various identified grocery stores on their respective island who have collaborated with DSD in our public private partnership.  Some of the recipients of the S.E.A Stimulus are the parents of children throughout the TCI who were on the school feeding programmes.

 

Team Social Development from across the TCI have been vigorously assisting persons in applying online or manually completing the applications.

 

Please be reminded that the criteria for applying include:

  1. TCI Status Card (in the absence of this we require two letters; one from pastor and another from a reputable person who can verify your nationality)
  2. Government issued identification (NHIP, NIB, Passport or Driver’s license)
  3. Copy of expenses (rent/mortgage, electricity, water bill) where applicable
  4. Income (job letter with income or recent pay-slip) where applicable 

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f you are currently on one of Social Development financial programmes or if you are a recipient of the Ministry of Finance, Hospitality Industry or Small Business Stimulus Programmes, you will not be able to benefit from the Social Enhancement Aid Covid 19 Stimulus from the Department of Social Development. 

 

For more information, contact the Department of Social Development on your island between the hours of 9am to 2pm Monday to Friday via the following telephone numbers:

Provo:  338 4008                

North Caicos:  338 6412

Grand Turk:  338 2684           

South Caicos:  338 6321

 

To apply for the Social Enhancement Aid COVID 19 Stimulus offered through the Department of Social Development go to: www.gov.tc/dsd/stimulus

 

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THE CORONAVIRUS BUSINESS ASSISTANCE GRANT APPLICATION PROCEDURE

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PRESS RELEASE

 

THE CORONAVIRUS BUSINESS ASSISTANCE GRANT APPLICATION PROCEDURE

 

The Turks and Caicos Islands Government wishes to advise that eligible small businesses (MSMEs) and self-employed persons are entitled to receive financial assistance of up to $5,000 under the Coronavirus Business Assistance Grant. You are invited to visit the website of the Department of Trade, Industry and Consumer Affairs at: www.gov.tc/trade/stimulus to complete an online application form.

 

Please note that ONLY applications that are submitted using the Coronavirus Business Assistance Grant Application Form will be processed. Therefore, if you initially submitted a request for assistance via email you will need to complete an online application form. However, if you have already submitted an online application you do not need to reapply.

 

Self-employed persons are especially asked to note that their applications for financial assistance should be made under the Coronavirus Business Assistance Grant. Applications made by self-employed persons under any other cash grant programme will not be processed. Please visit www.gov.tc/trade/stimulus to view the eligibility criteria and to submit an online application.

 

The cash grant may be available to eligible small businesses and self-employed persons as follows:

 

Self-employed persons: $1,200

Micro Enterprises:               $2,000 (1 to 5 employees)

Small Enterprises:                $3,500 (6 to 19 employees)

Medium Enterprises:          $5,000 (20 to 25 employees)

 

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Website: www.gov.tc./trade

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