Applications for the Seattle Relief Fund are Open Now

The Seattle Relief Fund provides a one-time payment to Seattle residents who have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes households that were unable to access state unemployment, had no health insurance, didn’t receive federal stimulus payments, or experienced housing instability or mental health crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Low-income Seattle residents are eligible to apply, including families of Seattle Public Schools students and Seattle Promise scholars.

How much money is available to applicants?

Award amounts are between $1,000 and $3,000 depending on household size.

Who is eligible to apply?

The fund is open to all eligible Seattle residents regardless of their citizenship or immigration status. Eligible applicants must be 18 years old or older, have incomes under 50 percent of Seattle’s area median income (less than $40,500 for an individual or $57,850 for a family of four), and have at least one of these situations apply to the individual or to a household member:

  • Live within the boundaries of the city of Seattle, or
  • Be enrolled in the Seattle Promise program, or
  • Be enrolled in Seattle Public Schools, or
  • Be an artist/cultural worker who has owned or rented an art studio or rehearsal space within the boundaries of the City of Seattle at any time since March 2020.

All interested applicants should read the Seattle Relief Fund (SRF) eligibility requirements and frequently asked questions closely.

When does the application close?

The deadline to apply is Monday, November 15 at 11:59 p.m.

Where can I get help with my application?

You can access more information about the Seattle Relief Fund, including information and the application translated into Amharic, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Korean, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino, and Vietnamese on the SRF website.

If you need assistance applying, 35 organizations are available to help applicants over the phone in over 28 languages. You can find their contact information on the City website.

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