Financial Assistance

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Financial Crisis Assistance

The City of North Port provides crisis financial assistance to families and individuals once within 12 months due to an unavoidable crisis.

In order to receive financial assistance we require proof of residency in Sarasota County. Financial assistance programs are based on current income eligibility, proof of residency, and availability of funds.  Assistance is available in the following areas:

  • Rent/Mortgage
  • Electric
  • Water/Sewer
  • Emergency Food - provided through referrals to local food pantries

Appointments are required. Please contact us by calling (941) 429-3700.  

Youth Scholarship Program

The City of North Port also offers financial assistance to North Port children who are interested in participating in a Parks and Recreation Division program, such as summer camp. Apply for the Youth Scholarship Program.

IRS Tax Preparation Assistance

From January through April, City of North Port's Family Service Center is a location for United Way Suncoast to provide IRS tax preparation for local residents. Contact United Way Suncoast for details.