COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the physical, mental, and financial health of millions of Americans. Unemployment skyrocketed. People worry about how they will feed their families and pay rent.
In light of the pandemic and its widespread effects, many organizations and government agencies are offering grants to provide Americans with financial relief. Here are 15 COVID-19 grants you can apply for today.
Most Americans are eligible for the Economic Impact Payments program, which provides $1,200 to individuals, $2,400 per married couple, and $500 for each eligible child.
Members of native communities may be eligible for relief. Just fill out a “needs assessment” form to get started.
Provides up to $1,000 for qualifying households with independent workers who are facing hardship or loss of income because of the pandemic. To qualify, you must have earned income primarily through freelancing for at least a year.
Provides cash to restaurant workers, personal service workers, care service drivers, and delivery workers.
Grants for gig and contract workers whose livelihoods were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A program that gives $400 in emergency funds to nannies, home care workers, housekeepers who are participants in the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), and Alia users.
Provides $500 grants to hospitality workers, including servers, dishwashers, bartenders, managers, cleaning staff, hosts, and more.
Provides up to $6,000 in health insurance premiums for people who are actively being treated for cancer or another serious illness.
A program that offers assistance for first responders (paramedics, police officers, emergency medical personnel, firefighters and employees supporting fire and police departments) in need due to the pandemic.
Relief fund that provides assistance to restaurant workers impacted by the pandemic.
Offers direct relief to Tribal Nations, individuals, and Indigenous-led organizations delivering essential services to Indigenous communities.
A fund led by Cigna and New York Life that provides relief grants to families of healthcare workers who have lost their lives to COVID-19.
A fund that provides relief to worker-owners at cooperative businesses affected by COVID-19, including custom manufacturing, service businesses, and cooperative child care services.
A program created by the EveryLibrary Institute to provide relief to library workers impacted by the pandemic. Eligible library workers can receive up to $250.
Provides assistance to households with a positive COVID-19 diagnosis to cover the costs of food delivery, diagnostics, medication, and transportation.
These 15 grants provide displaced and impacted workers with some relief to help them cover living expenses. Apply for as many grants as you’re eligible for to maximize your relief options.