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

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

UWCCR partnered with local nonprofits who worked with low-income households in their geographic areas to help alleviate issues brought on by the COVID-19 health crisis. Funds were provided to those whose level of need has been amplified by the COVID-19 health crisis. Nonprofit partners were selected in Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo Counties. The fund is winding down as of the end of June 2020, and to date we have provided 1,145 families with a $500 one-time distribution.  

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

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

UWCCR partnered with local nonprofits in our five-county service area who worked with low-income households in their geographic areas to help alleviate issues brought on by the COVID-19 health crisis. Funds were provided to those whose level of need has been amplified 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 Family Independence Initiative (FII) 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

How did affected people apply for help?

UWCCR worked with nonprofit community partners in our five-county service area who identified and qualified affected low-income households experiencing the hardships listed above to receive the one-time $500 allocation. 11 nonprofit partners for Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties were 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.