Senior Care Incentive

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American Rescue Plan Act Funding (ARPA) senior care program to stop the spread of Covid 19

If you are a senior age 62 or older, we have a $100 gift card incentive to thank you for fighting the spread of COVID-19 and to offer financial relief. Applications will be accepted May 8, 2023 – May 22, 2023.

How do I qualify?

  • Must be age 62 or older (born on or before May 22, 1961)
  • Must be a City of Portsmouth resident.
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (No Boosters Needed)

How do I Apply?

  • Complete an application and return it to the City of Portsmouth for approval.
  • Application will be located at the following:
    • Social Services, 1701 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704
    • Portsmouth Senior Station, 3500 Clifford St, Portsmouth, VA 23707
    • Portsmouth City Hall, 801 Crawford St, Portsmouth, VA 23704
    • City of Portsmouth website  
    • Any City of Portsmouth Library
    • Print a hard copy

Where do I return my application?

  • Application can return as listed below:
    • Social Services drop box at 1701 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704
    • Apply directly online at
    • Any Portsmouth City Library
    • City Managers Office 6th floor 801 Crawford Street
    • Postal mail:  

      Attention: City Managers Office ARPA $100 Gift Card 
      P O Box 820,    
      Portsmouth VA 23705

Need Assistance?

Our library Staff will:

  1. Assist with paper copies of the application if there are questions. (We won’t have library staff to handle any online application assistance.)
  2. Make copies of the required documentation listed on the application.
  3. Staple all items together for the citizen.
  4. Accept complete applications.
  5. Retain the applications at each library until the week of May 22nd, when CM staff pick up all applications simultaneously.

How do I get my gift card?

  • Once approved, the City Manager’s office will contact you with the time and convenient location for pickup.

Seniors must turn in a copy of their proof of Portsmouth residency, their vaccine card, and a copy of their state-issued identification card or driver’s license. 

Each Qualified Senior will receive a $100 gift card.  Fees may apply.

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