Financial Resources During COVID

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) provides a variety of support services to individuals affected by COVID-19 in California including sick or quarantined workers, unable to work because you are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 and those who have reduced work hours.

EDD Coronavirus




Here is a link to this chart posted on Legal Aid at Work’s website that can be shared.  The list will be updated on a weekly basis.  If you know of a relief fund that is open to undocumented workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and you would like to add it to this list, please email the information to


Aquí hay un enlace a esta lista publicada en el sitio web de Legal Aid at Work (Ayuda Legal Laboral) que se puede compartir.  La lista se actualizará semanalmente.  Si conoce de un fondo de ayuda abierto a trabajadores indocumentados afectados por la pandemia de COVID-19 y desea agregarlo a esta lista, por favor envié la información por correo electrónico a


Restaurant Opportunities Centers United – Restaurant Workers Relief FundRestaurant workers in need of financial assistance. /


Trabajadores de restaurante que necesitan asistencia financiera. Yes / Si.
One Fair Wage Emergency FundCash assistance to restaurant workers, car service drivers, delivery workers, personal service workers and more who need the money they aren’t getting to survive. /


Asistencia gratuita en efectivo a los trabajadores de restaurantes, conductores de reparto y otros trabajadores que reciben propinas y trabajadores de servicio, quienes están viendo disminuir sus ingresos durante este desastre. 





Will be making temporary cash gifts to workers as funding becomes available. /


Van a repartir el dinero cuando esté disponible. 

USBG National Charity Foundation – Bartender Emergency Assistance ProgramBartenders, or the spouse or child of a bartender who have experienced an emergency hardship.  Specific requirements here:  / 


Camareros/as, o esposo/a o hijos de camareros/as de bar, que están sufriendo una emergencia.  Requisitos especificos aqui: are reviewed the week of the 15th of each month (exceptions may be made during times of natural disaster or other crisis events) / Revisan solicitudes el 15 de cada mes (hay la posibilidad de excepciones en tiempos de desastre o crisis).
Another Round, Another Rally Emergency Assistance$500 relief grants.  Workers in the hospitality industry, dishwasher, bartender, server, busser, chef, cook, sommelier, manager, host, concierge, cleaning staff, or barback may apply for funds.  /


$500 de asistencia.  Trabajadores en hospitalidad, lavaplato, mesero, busser, chef, cocinero, sumiller, gerente, anfitrión, conserje, personal de limpieza o barback pueden aplicar. 

Website / Sitio web:


Yes! Distributing funds via Venmo, Cashapp, Zelle, or Paypal.


Si! Se puede recibir fondos por Venmo, Cashapp, Zelle, or Paypal. 

National Domestic Workers Alliance Coronavirus Care FundAt this time, the application is open to domestic workers who have participated in activities of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), NDWA chapters, affiliate organizations, circles and current Alia users. We will open the Fund for applications from other domestic workers as soon as funding allows. /


En este momento, la solicitud está abierta para las niñeras, trabajadoras de limpieza y trabajadoras de cuidado en el hogar que han participado en actividades de la Alianza Nacional de Trabajadoras del Hogar (la ANTH), sus capítulos, organizaciones afiliadas, círculos y usuarias actuales de Alia. Abriremos el Fondo para solicitudes de otras trabajadoras de hogar, tan pronto como la recaudación de fondos permita.

Coronavirus Care Fund – NDWA Membership


If you are a domestic worker, text RELIEF to 97779 to get updates from NDWA, and find out when the Coronavirus Care Fund applications are ready. /

Si usted es una trabajadora del hogar, envíe la palabra ALIVIO por texto al 97779 para recibir informes de la ANTH, incluyendo una notificación cuando estén disponibles las aplicaciones para solicitar asistencia de emergencia del Coronavirus Care Fund. 

Yes. / Si.
National Day Laborer Organizing Network – Immigrant Worker Safety Net FundDay Laborers / Jornaleros.No application available yet; for now, workers can contact NDLON by email at or by phone at (626) 799-3566. / Por ahora, no hay un solicitud; por ahora, contactar a NDLON por o por telefono a (626) 799-3566.


Check for updates here / buscar informacion actualizada aqui:

Not yet.  / Todavia no.
UndocuFund for Disaster Relief in Sonoma County


Undocumented individuals and families residing in Sonoma County who have lost homes, wages, or employment. /


Individuos y familias indocumentadas que viven en el Condado de Sonoma quienes han perdido su casa, su sueldo, o su empleo. 

To be added to our waitlist for assistance related to the coronavirus pandemic, complete the application. / Para ser agregada/o a nuestra lista de espera para ayuda debido a la pandemia del coronavirus, complete la solicitud: 



For now, there is a waitlist. / Por ahora, existe una lista de espera.
Restaurant Workers’ Community FoundationEmergency assistance for those employed by restaurants or bars or are employed by a restaurant or bar supplier. /


Asistencia de emergencia a los trabajadores de restaurantes y camareros/as y trabajadores de un proveedor de restaurantes. 

Website/Sitio web:


English Application:


Aplicación en Español:

Yes / Si.
NorCal Resist (Sacramento)Providing limited cash assistance for undocumented families in the Sacramento area who have lost work due to COVID19. /


Asistencia monetaria limitada a familias indocumentadas en el área de Sacramento que han perdido su trabajo debido a COVID-19

Call / llama al (916) 382-0256. 

Yes / si.
805 UndocuFund

(Ventura & Santa Barbara)

Undocumented individuals residing in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. /


Personas indocumentadas que viven en los condados de Ventura o Santa Barbara. yet. / Todavía no.
Napa Valley Community Foundation (Napa County)Available for workers who live in Napa County, whose household income is at or below 120% of Area Median Income, and who do not qualify for government-sponsored unemployment or paid family leave benefits (Undocumented). /

Disponible para trabajadores que viven en el condado de Napa, cuyos ingresos familiares son iguales o inferiores al 120% de los ingresos medios del área, y que no califican para el desempleo patrocinado por el gobierno o los beneficios de licencia familiar pagada (indocumentados).



For residents of Calistoga, St. Helena and surrounding areas– please call (707) 965-5010 or email


For residents of Napa, Yountville and American Canyon – please call (707) 363-8390 or email /


Para residentes de Calistoga, St. Helena y sus alrededores, llame al (707) 965-5010 o envíe un correo electrónico a 


Para residentes de Napa, Yountville y American Canyon, llame al (707) 363-8390 o envíe un correo electrónico a

No later than March 28 / A más tardar el 28 de Marzo 
Oakland Food Service Workers COVID-19 Relief Fund / El Fondo de Alivio de Emergencia para Trabajadores de Restaurantes de OaklandAvailable to food service workers living or working in Oakland, CA impacted by COVID-19 crisis and shutdowns (nearby city residents may also apply, but priority will be given to Oakland). /


Disponible para trabajadores de algún restaurante o servicio de comida, que viven o trabajan en Oakland, CA, y han sido afectados por la crisis + encierro (quarantine) de COVID-19 (residentes de otras ciudades cercanas pueden aplicar, pero se dará prioridad a Oakland).

Application/ solicitud: (Español y Inglés) Yes / si.  


Deadline: March 31 / Fecha Limite: 31 de Marzo. 

UndocuScholars Relief FundIf you are undocumented yourself or have family members who are undocumented and have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. /


Si usted es indocumentado o tiene familiares indocumentados y han sido afectados por la pandemia de COVID-19. 


Application / solicitud:  

Yes / si.


Distributing funds via Venmo, Zelle, or Paypal.


Se puede recibir fondos por Venmo, Zelle, or Paypal. 

Farmworkers’ COVID-19 Pandemic Relief FundFarmworkers /

Trabajadores agrícolas. (donation link; application not yet available; enlace de pagina web; la solicitud todavía no disponible)No.
Oakland Undocumented Relief Fund


Immigrant Oakland workers who have lost their jobs and income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the agressive public health measures necessary to combat the spread of this disease. /


Trabajadores inmigrantes de Oakland quien han perdido su trabajo o ingresos como resultado de la pandemia de COVID-19 y las medidas de salud pública que se han tomado para frenar la propagación de la enfermedad., application available March 28. /


No, la solicitud será disponible el 28 de Marzo.

Latinx Elder Mutual AidFor Latinas/o/e/x people over 65 year of age who work non-wage jobs like street vending, can collectors, sales by catalog or swap meet, house cleaners,  etc.  $100-$250 por familia dependiendo fondos recaudados y personas que soliciten fondos.


Para las personas Latinas/o/e/x mayores de 65 de edad que por lo general no tiene trabajo de pago por hora. Como son los vendedores ambulantes, limpiadores de casa, vendedores por catalogo, recolectores de botes, etc. $100-250 per family depending on funds collected and number of applicants


Application is in English and Spanish. /


Solicitud en inglés y español. 

Application closes April 4th. Distribution started, via Venmo, Zelle, Paypal or grocery store card. /


Solicitud se cierra el 4 de Abril. Los fondos ya se están distribuyendo por Venmo, Zelle, Paypal o tarjeta de mandado. 

Transgender District COVID-19 Relief Fund (San Francisco Tenderloin)The relief fund is to assist the trans community in the Tenderloin neighborhood and broader San Francisco area. /


El fondo de ayuda es para ayudar a la comunidad trans en el barrio Tenderloin y el área de San Francisco.

Application/ solicitud:$150 cash grants to 25 people. / 


Donaciones en efectivo de $150 a 25 personas. 

Worker Assistance Initiative/

Iniciativa de Asistencia al Trabajador – United Way of San Diego County

(San Diego)

Low-wage workers who have experienced job loss or a reduction in pay since March 1, 2020 as a result of COVID-19, and seek assistance with paying their utility bill (gas, electric, water, trash, telephone, and internet) or rent/mortgage, are eligible. /


Los trabajadores de bajos recursos que han sufrido una pérdida de empleo o una reducción en el pago desde el 1 de marzo de 2020 como resultado de COVID-19, y buscan asistencia para pagar su factura de servicios públicos (gas, electricidad, agua, basura, telefono, y internet) o pago de alquiler (renta) / hipoteca, son elegibles.

English Application:


Solicitud en Español: 


More information / mas informacion:

Yes. / Si.

March 16, 2020 – Governor Gavin Newsom issues a new executive order that authorizes local governments to halt evictions for renters and homeowners, slows foreclosures, and protects against utility shutoffs for Californians affected by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The basis for the eviction is nonpayment of rent, or a foreclosure, arising out of a substantial decrease in the household or business income (including, but not limited to, a substantial decrease in household income caused by layoffs or a reduction in the number of compensable hours of work, or a
sub sta n tia l decrease in business income caused by a reduction in opening hours or consumer demand), or substantial out-of-pocket medical expenses, and is documented.

Many utility providers, public and private, covering electricity, gas, water, and sewer, have voluntarily announced moratoriums on service disconnections and late fees for non-payment in response to COVID-19.

Additionally, many telecommunication companies, including internet and cell phone providers, have voluntarily announced moratoriums on service disconnections and late fees for non-payment in response to COVID-19.

Riverside Public Utility Customers: 

Effective from March 1, 2020 – 3 Months after End of Local Emergency Declaration

Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) established the Emergency Recovery Assistance Program (ERAP) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to assist residential electric customers that have experienced reduced income due to loss of employment or reduced hours as a result of COVID-19.

ERAP will assist residential electric customers with a one-time $250 credit towards their utility bill.  You can find more information here:

You can apply here:

March 13, 2020 – Charter and Comcast will offer 60 days of free internet service to homes with students –  For households that do not already have a subscription, Charter said that beginning Monday, it will provide free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi up to 100 Mbps, and that installation fees will be waived. The company also said it will partner with school districts to ensure local communities are aware of the offer, and that for eligible low-income households with school-aged children, it would continue to offer Spectrum Internet Assist, a low-cost broadband program delivering speeds of 30 Mbps. It also pledged to open its Wi-Fi hotspots for public use without data caps or hidden fees. Comcast, meanwhile, will waive fees for its Internet Essentials service to low-income households, President of Consumer Services Dana Strong said in a written statement. Strong also said that the company will increase internet speed for the service from 15/2 Mbps to 25/3 Mbps for both new and existing customers, and that the service will continue at that speed from now on. He said the new speeds are expected to be rolled out nationally over the next few days. New Comcast customers will be sent a self-install kit that includes a cable modem with a Wi-Fi router, he said. To enroll for Charter’s service, call 844-488-8395; for Comcast’s, 855-846-8376 for English speakers or 855-765-6995 for Spanish speakers, or go to

DPSS Offices are temporarily closed to the public until further notice; however, they are continuing to provide services through their website and call centers.

For NEW Applicants:

Customers can apply for the following benefits online through the C4Yourself website: or they can call the DPSS hotline at (877) 410-8827

To Apply for In Home Support Services (IHSS), please call the IHSS Intake line at (888) 470-4477

Social Security offices will be closed to the public. Online services remain available at Your local Social Security offices will be available by phone. You can also call the National Social Security hotline at (800)772-1213.


A new law – The Tenant, Homeowner and Small Landlord Relief and Stabilization Act of 2020 – took effect on August 31, 2020 to provide relief to tenants. If you are having trouble paying your rent due to the Covid-19 pandemic, know your rights!  For more information, please visit: