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General Assistance serves individuals and families in Linn County who are experiencing a financial crisis. Up to $450 of assistance can be provided for the following:
Applicants may also receive a one-month bus pass for the City of Cedar Rapids Transit, if approved for assistance in one of the areas listed above.
General Assistance can assist temporarily or provide ongoing assistance depending on the situation. Please refer to the FAQ section for more information.
These are the primary eligibility requirements. Please contact our office as there may be additional requirements based on your individual situation.
If you feel you meet assistance eligibility guidelines, please fill out the online screening form or download and save the screening form (PDF) and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note the screening form is a fillable pdf and needs to be saved to your device prior to filling out and submitting.
Additional assistance can be found through the Linn County Community Services Resource Sheets or on the United Way 2-1-1 website.