Emergency Needs Grants
Every child under 18 who lives in Royal Oak or attends Royal Oak Schools whose family is low-income qualifies for a $200 emergency needs grants once per fiscal year. We have copied the income guidelines here, but please don’t worry if your 2020 income puts your family over the limit. We understand that many families are facing a sudden loss of income and will work with each family on a case-by-case basis.
We do not write checks to individuals. Our suggestion would be that you request help for rent/mortgage, utilities or another pressing bill in order to free up your own resources for groceries and immediate needs. We can pay many bills electronically. If your request is specifically for groceries, we can get you a grocery gift card. If you need gasoline for transportation, we can provide a Speedway gas-only card quickly.
You must fill out a separate application for each child. Please e-mail mincklern@oakgov.com for an application.
Please be sure to call 248.219.6502 for more information. We will try to be nimble in providing help during these challenging times.