Dominica will strengthen its response to the economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic using US$5.2 million from the World Bank. The funds will be used to provide income support to people affected by the crisis who meet set criteria.
The funds will be distributed under the Government of Dominica’s Livelihood Support and Social Protection Programme.
Grants will be provided to over 7,000 Dominicans, targeting people who have lost income because of the pandemic as well as the poor and elderly. The program will provide grants to affected self-employed business owners and other people who have lost jobs or have had their pay reduced.
The funding will also support citizens over 70 years of age who do not already have a pension.
The livelihood and income support grants will be provided monthly to eligible beneficiaries for a maximum of three months. The eligibility criteria and application process are published by the Government of Dominica.