City of Morgantown CARES Assistance Program

The City of Morgantown and the United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties have partnered to distribute COVID-19 CARES relief to people in need in Morgantown. The funds have become available through a Community Development Block Grant.

The program, known as the City of Morgantown CARES Assistance Program, will distribute funds to help with rent, mortgage or utilities to those who have experienced a COVID-19-related hardship. The goal is to help Morgantown families and residents who have been impacted by the economic recession caused by the pandemic. If you are a Morgantown resident, learn how to apply below.


Who is eligible: 

• Must be a City of Morgantown resident (confirm residence at:

• Has experienced negative financial impact due to COVID-19

• Can provide verification of lease, mortgage or rental agreement when applying for mortgage and rental assistance


How can people apply:

Download form here

• Complete and return to UWMPC in person (please call to schedule an appointment) or via email: ( with required documents.

• Call 211


What documentation will be needed:

• Unemployment documentation from Unemployment Compensation Office

• Copy of last 4 weeks pay stubs

• Verification of Unemployment Benefits

• Current Lease or Mortgage Information

• Utility bill/shutoff notice

• Name on account and account number


Please allow 24-48 hours for applications to be processed.

You MUST schedule an appointment before coming to the United Way office.