A Letter From the Mayor to Residents - 04/02/2020
Residents of Pinedale:
Like you, we are very concerned about the impact that COVID-19 is having upon our residents – jobs, families, day-to-day living, etc. As we see on the news, there is a growing number of funding sources being made available, but there is confusion on who can apply and how. Therefore, we wanted to put together a quick list (that we will continue to update) to help our community to understand what is available to them. Further, we have begun putting together a team of volunteers who are willing to work one-on-one with you if you need additional help with these resources.
In this time of crisis, know that the Town of Pinedale stands with you and will help however we can. If there are other sources of funding that you are aware of, or other means by which the Town can legally help within our own constraints, please do not hesitate to contact either me or the Town Clerk.
Matt W. Murdock, Mayor
Maureen Rudnick, Town Clerk
Wyoming Hunger Initiative COVID-19: Provides a county-by-county list of school districts distributing breakfasts and lunches to students.
Pinedale Food Basket: Jaime Mills at 367-3206
Unemployment and Worker Benefits
Wyoming 2-1-1: By dialing 2-1-1 from anywhere in the state of Wyoming, people are linked to information about COVID-19 as well as local resources, from both government and nonprofit agencies.
Unemployment Benefits: or call the WY Unemployment Office: (307) 473-3789 (call volumes are very heavy)
Insurance and Family Services
Health Insurance: Workers who have lost their job are eligible to enroll in health insurance through the federal marketplace.
Wyoming Department of Family Services (DFS); The DFS website reports there are currently no delays for receiving benefits DFS programs, including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Cash Assistance, and Child Care Assistance.
Sublette County Sexual Assault & Family Violence Task Force SAFV Pinedale 367-6305, Big Piney 276-3975
U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development COVID-19 Response: Measures to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by COVID-19 with regard to the USDA Rural Housing Service, Rural Utilities Service, and Rural Business-Cooperative Service.