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SAVE THE DATE: Monday, October 25, 2021

Seattle Relief Fund application to open next week!


City of Seattle to launch application for one-time financial aid program for low-income Seattle residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

On Monday, October 25, 2021, the City of Seattle will launch the Seattle Relief Fund, a program offering one-time financial assistance to eligible Seattle residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. A few important details below:

  • You can apply to the Seattle Relief Fund if you are low-income AND if you or a member of your household:
    • Is a Seattle Public Schools student
    • Is an artist/cultural worker with an art studio/rehearsal space in Seattle


  • Funds are available to eligible applicants even if they are undocumented. Recipients of the 2020 Seattle COVID-19 Disaster Relief Fund for Immigrants financial aid are NOT eligible.


  • The application will only be available online. Community-based organizations will be able to help applicants over the phone and even in-person to complete the online form for individuals who have accessibility issues or language access issues.


  • The online application will be available in seven languages other than English: Amharic, Korean, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Somali, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino, and Vietnamese.


  • 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.


  • Eligible adult applicants filing for themselves will be able to receive a one-time payment of $1,000. Applicants with dependent children will be eligible to receive a one-time payment of up to $3,000.


  • All applicants will be required to submit documents that confirm their identities and connections to Seattle.


  • The application will be open from Monday, October 25, 2021 to Monday, November 15, 2021 (three weeks).


Please check back at for more details on the application launch. If you have any questions, please call the customer support line managed by Scholar Fund (formerly known as “Scholarship Junkies“) who are managing the application process: (206) 775-7490.