In response to the economic impact COVID-19 has had on the economy of Greater Austin, and specifically those who’ve lost jobs and income, the Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) announced on April 15, 2020 the launch of its COVID-19 Relief Fund.
The purpose of this fund is to provide individuals and families financial assistance to purchase essential items such as food and gas as well as other immediate needs as additional funds are raised. To apply for financial assistance, please follow the following steps below. If you have any questions in regards to the fund, please call our Survivor Hotline at 512.806.0800, Monday-Friday, 10AM-6PM.
ADRN wants to encourage all individuals and families impacted by the COVID-19 crisis to utilize our COVID-19 Resource page by clicking here to find other ways to stretch your dollars. Please check back frequently as new opportunities are added on a weekly basis. Thank you!
APPLYING FOR COVID-19 RELIEF FUNDS
STEP 1: Complete the COVID-19 Relief Fund - Request Form by clicking here
STEP 2: ADRN will be reviewing your request for COVID-19 Relief Funds. Individuals and families applying for assistance will be required to provide the following documents:
- A photo identification card, such as a driver’s license or Texas state ID or a Passport or an official immigration card.
- A current utility or phone bill to verify your address.
- A document proving reduction/loss of income related to COVID-19 (since March) such as documentation of filed unemployment case or a termination/furlough letter from your employer.
STEP 3: After reviewing your form, ADRN will email you a special link to set up an appointment with our care teams. Please look for an email with a subject title “COVID-19 Relief Fund - Schedule Your Appointment."
STEP 4: Bring all required documents (stated in STEP 2) to your appointment. Please be on time.
STEP 5: Receive assistance.