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

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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. Nonprofit partners for Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties have been selected (see below). 

  • 3 Strands Global Foundation (El Dorado)
  • Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency (Amador)
  • Black Child Legacy Campaign Neighborhood Centers (Sacramento)
  • Birth and Beyond (Sacramento)
  • Empower Yolo (Yolo)
  • International Rescue Committee (Sacramento) 
  • Kids First (Placer)
  • Lighthouse Community Counseling (Placer)
  • Opening Doors (Sacramento)
  • RISE Inc. (Yolo)
  • Yolo County Children’s Alliance (Yolo)

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. 

What are the requirements to receive funds? 

After being qualified by a partner nonprofit, the UpTogether platform will distribute a one-time $500 allocation to low-income households who are experiencing an increased financial hardship due to one of the following reasons:

  • 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

Affected low-income households must meet  the following conditions: 

  • Experiencing financial hardship of the nature listed above 
  • Proof of residency 
  • Have a bank account that can accept an ACH transfer
  • Commit to filling out two (2) surveys over the next year on the impact of the funds received

How quickly are funds disbursed?

The UpTogether platform will allow qualified low-income households to receive a one-time $500 allocation within 48 hours of applying. The platform also provides access to its long-term social networking component that has routinely demonstrated success in helping families achieve financial stability. 

How much of my donation will directly support victims of this crisis?

100% of donations will be distributed to low-income households in need. 

How do affected people apply for help?

In an effort to balance the tremendous need for assistance with limited funds, UWCCR will work with nonprofit community partners to identify and qualify affected low-income households experiencing the hardships listed above to receive the one-time $500 allocation. Nonprofit partners for Amador, El Dorad, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties have been selected. 

  • 3 Strands Global Foundation (El Dorado)
  • Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency (Amador)
  • Black Child Legacy Campaign Neighborhood Centers (Sacramento)
  • Birth and Beyond (Sacramento)
  • Empower Yolo (Yolo)
  • International Rescue Committee (Sacramento) 
  • Kids First (Placer)
  • Lighthouse Community Counseling (Placer)
  • Opening Doors (Sacramento)
  • RISE Inc. (Yolo)
  • Yolo County Children’s Alliance (Yolo)

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.