Financial Assistance

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Emergency Financial Assistance

Since October, the County and nonprofit partners have provided more than $2 million in emergency financial assistance to over 1,600 low-income community members with COVID or who have been exposed to someone with COVID to help offset the cost of staying home during their isolation or quarantine period. This assistance has been available to working residents without access to paid leave or unemployment benefits, regardless of immigration status. While this program has been suspended at the moment, we may be able to offer financial help to affected residents again in the near future. This page will be updated with information about financial assistance as soon as it is available.

In the meantime, residents in need of other help—food support, legal aid, mental health, or other services, are encouraged to call the County and our partners to get connected to services. Latinx and Indigenous community members are encouraged to contact the CURA Project at (707) 309-8972 or email CURAproject@laplazancc.org. All residents can contact 211 or the County hotline at (707) 565-4567 to be connected with support services, or visit our website resource page.

Isolation and Quarantine Support

If you cannot isolate or quarantine safely at home, you may be eligible for vouchers or hotel rooms with medical services, meals and laundry. Contact tracers will work with you to determine your needs and connect you to resources.

Financial Assistance for Households

Get help paying utility bills and rent, and guidance on mortgage payments and evictions. Learn about housing and renter support.

Employment Resources for Individuals who Qualify

Unemployment: Visit the California Employment Development Department for financial assistance if your employer reduced your hours or stopped operating.

If you’re sick or in quarantine: You can file a Disability Insurance Claim if you’ve tested positive for COVID-19 or have to quarantine because of exposure to someone who tested positive.

Student Loans

If you need immediate relief from your student loans, you can contact your loan processor to apply for forbearance, which suspends payments.

Community Funding

Sick Leave

Through a combination of federal, state and local legislation, almost everyone has the right to paid sick leave »