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.