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.