For Undocumented Students & Families
On Thursday, October 15, 2020, the City of Seattle will launch the $7.94 million Seattle COVID-19 Disaster Relief Fund for Immigrants , its newest program to help vulnerable residents who have been both financially impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and purposely excluded by the federal government.
A few important details below:
- The application will only be available as an online form, and 20 organizations will be available to help applicants over the phone and in-language.
- The online application will be available in seven languages other than English: Amharic, Korean, Chinese (Simplified), Somali, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino, and Vietnamese .
- The relief fund is open to immigrants who:
- Live in OR attend school in OR work within the Seattle city boundaries, AND
- Meet income eligibility requirements, AND
- Were ineligible for federal CARES Act Economic Impact Payments (also known as a “coronavirus stimulus check”).
- The review process is NOT first-come, first-served. To support those with the most need, the program is prioritizing applicants based on a set of vulnerability criteria.
- Each eligible adult applicant filing for themselves is able to receive a one-time payment of $1,000.
- Applicants with children are eligible to receive a one-time payment of up to $3,000.
- The application open period will be from Thursday, October 15, 2020 to November 5, 2020 (three weeks).
On October 15, the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs will launch a multi-lingual campaign utilizing ethnic media, social media, and community-based organization partners for outreach. So, please stay tuned!
Seattle Public Schools is committed to educating children regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, country of origin or immigration status. We will do whatever it takes to make sure every student thrives and want to reassure you, that we will do everything within our power to make sure all of our children are safe, honored and respected while in our care.
At Cleveland High School, we value EVERY student regardless of their immigration status. This page provides helpful resources for undocumented students and their families.