COVID-19 Response

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United Way Response to COVID-19 Health Crisis
How We're Responding and Helping

United Way California Capital Region (UWCCR) is responding to the Coronavirus COVID-19 health crisis in a variety of ways to ensure the health and safety of our staff and community programs. Below is an update of how we’ve been able to ensure continuity of operations and vital community programs as well as the announcement of our UWCCR COVID-19 Local Relief Fund. 

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United Way COVID-19 Local Relief Fund
Providing Essential Resources to Low-Income Families

As the nation responds to the coronavirus COVID-19 health crisis, United Way California Capital Region (UWCCR) has announced the creation of the United Way California Capital Region (UWCCR) COVID-19 Local Relief Fund to provide essential resources for low-income households whose lives have been disrupted by the outbreak.

UWCCR will partner with local nonprofits who will work with low-income households in their geographic areas to help alleviate issues brought on by the COVID-19 health crisis. Funds will be provided to those whose level of need has been amplified by the COVID-19 health crisis. Nonprofit partners will identify and qualify affected low-income households to receive funds. Once a family is approved, they will be given access to Family Independence Initiative (FII) UpTogether online platform.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
UWCCR COVID-19 Local Relief Fund

Who will the funds from the UWCCR COVID-19 Local Relief Fund support?

UWCCR will partner with local nonprofits in our five-county service area who will work with low-income households in their geographic areas to help alleviate issues brought on by the COVID-19 health crisis. Funds will be provided to those whose level of need has been amplified by the COVID-19 health crisis. Nonprofit partners will identify and qualify affected low-income households to receive funds. Once a family is approved, they will be given access to Family Independence Initiative (FII) UpTogether online platform.

What  type of hardships qualify for assistance?

  • Unpaid leave due to the shelter-in-place directive 
  • Care of a vulnerable or infected relative
  • Loss of wages due to involuntary cancellation of work (i.e. gig workers, restaurant workers, etc.)
  • Unpaid leave due to school and/or daycare closure

How do affected people apply for help?

UWCCR will work with nonprofit community partners in our five-county service area to help us identify and qualify affected low-income households experiencing the hardships listed above to receive the one-time $500 allocation. We are still recruiting nonprofit partners in our other four counties, but have selected the following as our Sacramento County nonprofit partners: 

  • Black Child Legacy Campaign Neighborhood Centers
  • Birth and Beyond
  • International Rescue Committee 
  • Opening Doors

2-1-1 Can Help: We know households who are not connected to these nonprofit partners still need assistance. Sacramento County’s help line, 2-1-1, is ready to work with you and connect you to resources during this difficult time. Please call 2-1-1, press 2 for “COVID-19 Assistance” and an associate will walk you through solutions that fit your unique circumstance. 

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Tax Deadline Extension Update

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all free tax prep events through April 15 are canceled.

This decision is based on California Governor Gavin Newsom’s announcement this weekend that residents 65 and older isolate themselves, as well as the CDC’s recommendation to cancel any gatherings of 50 or more people. On March 16, the White House took that step further by encouraging Americans to avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.

Of particular importance to us is to protect those individuals most vulnerable and limit the spread of the virus.