Sacramento County Collaborative

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Free Broadband, Computers and Digital Literacy Training Available to Sacramento Households in Need During Pandemic

SACRAMENTO (9/28/20) – Up to 10,000 Sacramento households affected by the pandemic, particularly low-income households with children and seniors, will receive free broadband access this fall through a new pilot program launched by the City of Sacramento and United Way California Capital Region. Funded through the federal CARES Act, the Digital Equity program also will provide free computers to up to 1,000 households as well as digital literacy training on how to use the technology.

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Sacramento County COVID-19 Collaborative
Financial assistance for residents quarantined

In partnership with Sierra Health Foundation, United Way California Capital Region created the Sacramento County COVID-19 Collaborative Program that provides financial assistance to individuals and families in Sacramento County who are quarantined due to a positive COVID-19 test, or who are in voluntary isolation due to being exposed to someone with a positive test.  This assistance will be provided to the most vulnerable without the necessary resources to sustain themselves during the quarantine time period. The financial assistance will allow families to pay for rent, childcare, food, medical assistance and other needs. 

Sierra Health Foundation will identify program participants through their contract tracing efforts in partnership with 13 local nonprofits. The Foundation has hired 46 contract tracers/social workers that will provide referral to additional resources for the target households, including food and financial support.    

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who is eligible? 

  • Families who are experiencing financial hardships. 
  • Proof of residency in Sacramento county. 
  • 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 does it work?