Relief Fund

Overview

COVID-19 Local Relief Fund

As the nation responds to the coronavirus COVID-19 health crisis, United Way California Capital Region created the COVID-19 Local Relief Fund to provide 1,145 low-income households with a $500 one-time distribution.

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How Did the COVID-19 Relief Fund Work?

United Way partnered with local nonprofits in our five-county service area who worked with low-income households to help alleviate issues brought on by the COVID-19 health crisis. Nonprofit partners identified and qualified affected low-income households to receive funds. Once a family was approved, they were given access to the UpTogether online platform.

What type of hardships qualified 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