Household Assistance Program Information

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Boost Nassau Household Assistance Program Grants Are Now Available


The COVID-19 pandemic has had a broad financial impact on many of Nassau’s residents and Nassau County is committed to assisting those living in our community. The County has allocated federal funds from the American Rescue Plan to create the Boost Nassau Household Assistance Program. We invite you to apply for a one-time grant of $375 to support your household’s recovery.

Use of federal funds requires the collection of specific information included in this application. One application per household is allowed. A household consists of all the people who occupy a housing unit. Please have the following documents and information available before starting the application. Files may be PDF, JPEG, or PNG.

Documents Required

If your household earned $168,900 or less in Adjusted Gross Income in 2020:  

  • Federal tax return for 2020 (IRS Form 1040) is required; page 1 of IRS Form 1040 will be used. For those whose filing status is Married Filing Separately (MFS), both federal tax returns for 2020 are required. The applicant(s) name, address, SSN, and line 11 adjusted gross income must be visible to verify eligibility.
  • Proof of residence in the name of the Applicant: mortgage statement, current lease, utility statement, or homeowner/renter insurance statement.
  • For those not required to file an annual income tax return, please provide proof of identity (government-issued photo ID, birth certificate, or Social Security card); proof of residence (rent receipt, lease, mortgage statement, or current utility bill); and a receipt of benefits, or a current benefit award letter (SNAP, housing, or Social Security).


If your household earned $168,901 - $500,000 in Adjusted Gross Income in 2020:

  • Federal tax return for 2020 (IRS Form 1040) is required; page 1 of IRS Form 1040 will be used. For those whose filing status is Married Filing Separately (MFS), both federal tax returns for 2020 are required. The applicant(s) name, address, SSN, and line 11 adjusted gross income must be visible to verify eligibility.
  • Proof of residence in the name of the Applicant: mortgage statement, current lease, utility statement, or homeowner/renter insurance statement.   
  • Proof of Direct Economic Harm to the Household:
    • Receipt of funeral costs for immediate family member
    • 2020/2021 Unemployment benefits receipt 
    • Social Services program receipt (ex: SNAP)
    • Mortgage statement showing missed payment
    • Utility statement showing arrears
    • Eviction notice
    • Unreimbursed medical or behavioral health bills
    • Unreimbursed remote learning expenses

Households with more than $500,000 in Adjusted Gross Income in 2020 are not eligible for this  program. One application per household is allowed. A household consists of all the people who occupy a housing unit. Applicants must be the Head of Housing Unit, such as the homeowner (name on mortgage) or primary leaseholder (name on lease). Proof of residence is required for all applications.


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