Apply Today for New Kirkland Cares Low-Income Support Program

Published on April 04, 2024

Kirkland Cares Low Income Support Program

Media Contact: 
David Wolbrecht
Communications Program Manager 

The Puget Sound region has seen an increase in cost of living over the last several years.  To help ease the financial burden on low-income families, the City of Kirkland has launched a new Kirkland Cares Low-Income Support Program.  The program provides discounts on utility rates, pet licenses, business licenses, annual vehicle registration, and other City services and charges for residents who earn at or below 80% Area Media Income (AMI) for the King County area.

“Our caring community is one of the hallmarks of Kirkland,” said Councilmember Amy Falcone. “This program aims to foster a stronger Kirkland community by helping relieve the financial strain for individuals and families paying City fees.  Although the City already had discounted rates for some services like recreation programs and utility rates for some residents, the new Kirkland Cares Low-Income Support Program builds on and broadens that assistance.”

The City has allocated nearly $600,000 in funds to support eligible households in Kirkland in receiving discounted rates.  To learn about the eligibility requirements and to apply, please visit:

The City’s new Kirkland Cares Low-Income Support Program is administered and supported by FORWARD, an agency that partners with governments and organizations to deliver resources and funding to communities.