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FEMA is providing financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020 for death related to the coronavirus. 

More information regarding this assistance can be found at COVID-19 Funeral Assistance |

For testing information and guidance about how to identify COVID-19 symptoms and to prevent the spread within your home, check our COVID Facts page.

Those seeking rental, mortgage or other assistance grants should check our Recovery Resources page.

If you are struggling to pay your City utility bills, please contact Utility Customer Service as soon as possible. Atmos Energy also is offering assistance resources to address natural gas bills. The FCC is offering assistance programs to assist with access to internet service.

Many families have questions about COVID-19 and their pets. See the most recent CDC Guidance.

Meals for senior citizens will only be picked up at Garland Activity Center. Any new seniors wishing to participate in the meal program, please call Garland Senior Activity Center, 972-205-2769, 600 W. Avenue A, Garland, TX 75040.

The Texas Poison Center Network (TPCN) has seen a 70% increase in calls related to cleaning products and disinfectants. We remind residents of the importance of proper use and handling of cleaning products and disinfectants during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Childcare resources for essential workers available at Financial assistance also is available for essential workers needing childcare. Learn more at

Dallas County has setup a Tenant Hotline for those experiencing hardships with paying rent due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Visit the site for more details.

For updates from GarlandISD, visit their GarlandISD COVID-19 information page.

DART is taking special precautions to protect those who use public transportation. Check DART website for more information.

For resources located near you based on your zip code, go to

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has launched a statewide mental health support line to help Texans experiencing anxiety, stress, or other emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This resource offers support for all Texans and can be reached any time day or night at 833-986-1919. More information on mental health resources and your local metal health authority can be found on HHSC’s website.

The Counseling Institute of Texas is offering grants for individuals and families impacted by COVID-19. Call 972-271-4300 or visit their website for details.

Additional information for the Garland community.