COVID Assistance

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted billions of people across the globe, including Mansfield residents. Thanks to funding provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Connecticut Department of Housing through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, we are able to lend a helping hand to our residents that have been financially impacted by the pandemic. If you have a decrease in income due to job loss or a reduction in hours; or if you have experienced increasing expenses during the pandemic, you may be eligible for assistance with childcare expenses and food security.

  1. Income Limits
  2. Childcare Assistance
  3. Food Security/ Nutrition

Maximum Household Income

The COVID assistance programs are available to low and moderate income Mansfield residents as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). To qualify, the total combined annual income of all residents in the household cannot exceed income guidelines that are established annually. Current (2021) income limits are listed below by household size (including children).

Household SizeMaximum Income
1 Person$55,950
2 People$63,950
3 People$71,950
4 People$79,900
5 People$86,300
6 People$92,700
7 People$99,100
8 People$105,500


Before starting the application, please complete the pre-application screening form to identify potential eligibility concerns.  

How to apply

Applications for the Emergency Childcare Assistance Program are now being accepted. Please note that you will need the information listed in the Helping Hand COVID-19 Assistance Document Checklist to complete the on-line application. Additionally, your application will not be complete until you submit the required documents and a copy of the completed checklist in hard copy. Instructions on how to submit copies of required documents are in the checklist.   

Additional Resources

For more information on the Town's community development activities and assistance programs available to low and moderate income residents, please visit the following: