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The Chocolate MINT Foundation

Financial Assistance Program
CLOSED  Deadline  10/7/2021
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Description  [hide this]

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The Chocolate MINT Foundation -MINCATCARES FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.   All documentation submitted is kept strictly confidential.  Submitting an application does NOT guarantee eligibility or funding. Only COMPLETED applications meeting ALL eligibility requirements, and supported by required documentation will be considered for funding.  Incomplete applications will NOT be considered for funding.  Funds are reserved once eligibilty is established, complete supporting documentation has been submitted and verified, and a funding decision has been made. 

Promptly responding to questions and supplying requested documents, will expedite your application. 

Requirements  [hide this]

The following requirements apply MINTCARES Financial Assistance programs and your supporting documentation must be uploaded in the 'Documents' tab: 

  1. Applicants must be a resident of Dallas or Ellis County but NOT living in the City of Dallas or City of Desoto. 
  2. Households must show circumstanc that directly financailly impacted ability to pay requested bill. 
  3. Each adult in the household (18 yrs and over) must submit proof of income documentation - paystubs etc. - upload on 'Documents' tab.  Those who cannot, must submit a signed Letter of Explanation located in the 'Documents' tab.  
  4. All adult members of the household (18 yrs and over) must submit proof of income. This includes complete pay stubs, Social Security/SSI, Pension, Unemployment benefits, Retirement, Disability, etc.  Those who cannot provide documentation of income, must submit a signed Letter of Explanation, located in the 'Documents' tab.
  5. Proof of current enrollment for household adults (18 yrs and over) who are full time High School or College students must be submitted.  Does not apply to the Head of Household.   
  6. If applying for Utility Assistance, applicants must submit the utility bill for the month of assistance is being requested.  
  7. Rental or Mortgage assistance, applicants must submit their mortgage statement, lease agreement and ledger from leasing office for the month assistance is being requested. 

Restrictions  [hide this]

The following restrictions apply to MINTCARES Financial Asssitance Program"

  1. Assistance is available to: Dallas County or Ellis County residents seeking no more than 1 month of Rental, Mortgage or Utility assistance
  2. City of Desoto Residents seeking mortgage assistance CAN apply under this program  Applicants requested rental assistance should apply under our City of Desoto Financial assistance program. 
  3. Assistance for late fees will not be included.
  4. Assistance for Taxes and insurance under will not be paid 
  5. Assistance will be for one month only     
  6. Utility payments will be made directly to Utility Department to be credited to the account indicated in the application.  Payments will not be made to the applicant.  
  7. Rental payments will be made directly to the landlord to be credited tot he address indicated in the application. Payments will not be made to the applicant.
  8. Assistance is not available to residents of public housing or Section 8 voucher holders.
  9. Assistance is not available to families living in units owned by immediate family members. Immediate family ties include (whether by blood, marriage or adoption) the spouse, parent (including a stepparent), child (including a stepchild), brother, sister (including a stepbrother or stepsister), grandparent, grandchild, and inlaws.

Forms Library  [hide this]
Description File Name Date Uploaded File Type
W9 Form W9FormBlank.pdf 7/14/2021 10:27:45 AM PDF
Covid Impact Form COVIDIMPACTform.docx 7/14/2021 10:28:22 AM DOCX
TERAP Tenant Certification TERAP-Tenant-Cert1.docx 7/14/2021 12:37:06 PM DOCX
TERAP Landlord Certification TERAP-LandlordFormCert.doc 7/14/2021 12:37:22 PM DOC
TERAP Tenant App TERAP-Tenant-App.pdf 7/14/2021 12:37:34 PM PDF
Income Declaration of Self-Employment Income Income-DeclarationofSelf-EmploymentIncome.pdf 7/14/2021 12:37:54 PM PDF
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