Recovery Funds

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Through the Coronavirus Relief Fund, the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act  provides for recovery funds payments to State, Local, and Tribal governments navigating the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. $150 billion has been established in the fund to be distributed across the United States. For more information about national CARES Act Funding, click here.

The City of Fernley has identified two groups in need of immediate assistance.1)Individuals/Families; and 2)Small Businesses. Therefore, the Covid-19 Cares program and the Covid-19 Small Business Economic Assistance program have been established accordingly.


This program is funded by the CARES Act through Lyon County and in partnership with the City of Fernley. Individuals experiencing economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible. LCHS CARES Program flyer2Verification of impact may be required for direct assistance. Funding is still available


One must be able to show a need for assistance by providing proof that the individual or members of the household were  financially impacted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Job loss, temporary business closure, lost wages due to having to quarantine without pay, reduction in hours due to business slow down and loss of caregiver support including reduced hours due to having to stay home for school closures are examples.

For more information or to apply for assistance, contact Lyon County Human Services 775-577-5009 or email