In Washington State, immigrants have always been neighbors and essential workers. We keep the economy strong, contribute to our communities, and care for our families.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been at the highest risk for getting the virus, losing work, or needing to support our family members in new ways. But the federal government intentionally left millions of us out of much-needed financial support, based on immigration status.
This is wrong. All of us who call Washington home deserve support to make it through this time.
That’s why we as immigrant-led organizations partnered with the Governor’s office to establish the Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund. This year, we’ll distribute $40 million in CARES Act funds allocated to Washington to support immigrants in Washington who are ineligible for other federal funds or unemployment insurance due to their immigration status.
You can apply to receive a $1,000 one-time direct payment (up to $3,000 per household). Your information will never be voluntarily shared with the government or ICE, and the public charge rule should not apply for this fund. You can get help with your application in multiple languages. The last day to apply is December 6th.
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