UPDATE: According to ICIRR, the $2 million in funds have been exhausted. ICIRR is no longer accepting applications for emergency assistance.
Through a partnership with the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS), the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) has launched the COVID-19 Immigrant Family Support Project.
This project will provide relief funds to one of the most underserved populations of the COVID-19 crisis: low-income immigrants who live in Illinois who are not eligible for the federal stimulus package, unemployment insurance, or public benefits.
Recipients of these funds will not be subject to Public Charge.
How to Apply
Applicants will have to contact selected community-based organizations, who will screen applicants, determine eligibility, and assist in the application process.
Immigrant households should text “COVIDIL” to 52886 to receive more information and updates. Applications will be accepted until June 30th or when funds run out.
For information on how to apply, go to www.icirr.org/covidil or text “COVIDIL” to 52886. Please also see the infographics at the bottom of this blog post for more information.
- You must not be eligible for federal stimulus, unemployment insurance, or public benefits.
- You must live in the state of Illinois.
- You have experienced income disruption due to COVID-19.
- Priority will be given to households with income below 200% of the Federal Poverty Line. Please see the Income Guidelines infographic below for more details.