loader image

World
995,348
COVID-19 Fatalities
Updated on Sep 26, 2020 11:44 am
USA
208,652
COVID-19 Fatalities
Updated on Sep 26, 2020 11:44 am
Saturday, September 26, 2020
80.3 F
McAllen

Hidalgo County COVID Condolence Program now available

Most Read

Border Patrol Agents Seize more than $1M Worth of Drugs

On Thursday, Rio Grande Valley agents seized marijuana and methamphetamine worth more than $1M dollars.

Funding for A New Federal Court Building Now A Reality

In 1988, the McAllen office of the United States Attorney's Office in the Southern District of Texas opened by leasing an eleven-floor all-black facility located on old Business Highway 83 and Bicentennial. The building was originally the site of the Texas Commerce Bank.

Weslaco EDC and the City of Weslaco has developed a ROUND TWO COVID-19 Program

In response to the adverse economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Economic Development Corporation of Weslaco (EDC) and the City of Weslaco has developed a ROUND TWO (2) COVID-19 Weslaco Small Business Recovery Assistance Loan/Grant Program to provide assistance to Weslaco-based businesses suffering from financial impacts related to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

Bonnie Gonzalez, a Professional That Cares

It is reassuring to know that someone and a board of directors work diligently to better the health of the Rio Grande Valley residents.

Women of Distinction 2020

The RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Women's committee proudly announces the recipients of the 2020 Women of Distinction Award.
- Advertisement -
Image for illustration purposes only
- Advertisement -

Texas Border Business

EDINBURG – Hidalgo County has established the Hidalgo County COVID Condolence Program to assist eligible individuals who have lost a loved one due to COVID-19 with up to $2,000 for funeral expenses. This program is being administered by the Hidalgo County Health and Human Services Department. 

“We understand the heartbreak and hardships our residents are facing as they deal with the untimely death of their loved one,” said Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez. “This program will help alleviate some of the financial burden they are facing.”

More than $2 million was allocated for the program, which was provided through funding from the CARES Act. The program will remain in effect until the funds are completely disbursed.

Eligibility is based on the following:

  • Must be a resident of Hidalgo County
  • Cause of death must be COVID-19 related
  • Must be affected by COVID-19 due to loss of income
  • Income must be below 300% Federal Poverty Income Limits (click for more information)
  • Household composition
  • Must have signed quote or contract from the funeral home
  • Other worksheet criteria

If eligible for services, an Eligibility Specialist will sign and fax or email the funeral home a voucher for assistance from the program in the amount up to $2,000 and instructions on how to submit for payment. If an applicant is eligible under this program, the funeral home will invoice Hidalgo County.

Interested applicants can apply for assistance online at www.hidalgocares.org/covidcondolenceprogram or at one of the Hidalgo County Health and Human Services offices.

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Latest News

Pharr and Corpus Christi Schools Receive 2020 National Blue Ribbon Honors

Yesterday, the United States Department of Education (USDE) announced that 26 Texas schools have been recognized as National Blue Ribbon schools for 2020.

U. S. Senator Urges CDC To Release Coronavirus Data

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today sent a second letter to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield requestingadditional data on the coronavirus and answers to help clarify areas in which disinformation and confusion have occurred since the pandemic began.
00:01:44

Sister Pimentel named in Time 100 Most Influential People

UTRGV Distinguished Alumni Sister Norma Pimentel has been named to the Time 100 Most Influential People.

Count on Edinburg Census Parade

In a final effort to raise the Census response rate, the City of Edinburg will host the Count on Edinburg Census Parade Saturday, September 26, 2020.

Border Patrol Agents Seize more than $1M Worth of Drugs

On Thursday, Rio Grande Valley agents seized marijuana and methamphetamine worth more than $1M dollars.

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -