PRESS RELEASE - CADA Receives CARES COVID-19 Economic Impact Funds for Families

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Serving Northeastern North Carolina Since 1962

Choanoke Area Development Association of NC, Inc.

Post Office Box 530, Rich Square, North Carolina 27869

Telephone: 252.539.4155, Fax: 252.539.2048

CADA Receives CARES COVID-19 Economic Impact Funds for Families

CADA has received funds from the federal CARES Act to assist families economically impacted by COVID-19.  This program is federally funded by a supplemental Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) CARES from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families to NC Department of Health and Human Services/Division of Social Services, which allocated the funds to Community Action Agencies in North Carolina such as CADA.

The purpose of this funding is to provide emergency assistance to families of both employed workers and the self-employed who due to the Health Emergency have lost family income.

This program is different from other emergency assistance programs that CADA has

Administered. First, the program is for emergencies created by COVID-19.  Secondly,

the program assists families at 200% of federal poverty guidelines by family size as

explained below: 

200 Percent of Poverty Income Guidelines by Family Size

2020 – 2022  Poverty Guidelines for the 48 Contiguous States and The District of Columbia

Person in Family/household

Poverty Guideline

For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $8,960 for each additional person.


















The third difference is the way income is calculated thus making more people eligible due

to the health emergency.  The family/household income for the past 30 days will be used to

calculate the family/household income for qualification. Many families have lost income.

If a family has a COVID-19 related emergency, meets the income guideline for family size,

and needs to apply for assistance, visit the CADA Website-

for a referral form or call your local CADA Office: 

County Contact Information


Contact Information


252.794.3107 / 252.794.3108


252.537.1111 / 252.537.1112







The TDD Number is:  1-800-735-2962

NOTE: Proof of income and COVID-19 related emergency as well as household composition information will be required.

The volume of calls we are receiving is high so please be patient. We will respond in

order of calls/ website referrals received.

For additional information about this announcement, contact Chris Moody, Director of

Community Services,, or Sallie Surface, Executive Director,


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