*This is a selected list of resources designed to aid folks impacted by COVID-19 living in or near the City of Seattle. For any supplemental materials, please see this list of resources and updates from Seattle’s Office of the Mayor.
Financial Assistance & Grants
Disaster Cash Assistance Program
Provides emergency cash payments to Washington State residents, regardless of citizenship status, who may not qualify for other assistance programs at this time. To apply, visit WashingtonConnection.org and then call the Customer Service Contact Center at (877) 501-2233 to complete the required interview.
Relief Fund for LGBTQ2S+ BIPOC Folks
This online fundraiser is to specifically support “queer, transgender, non-binary and/or intersex Black, Indigenous folks and other LGBTQI+ people of color (QTIBIPOC folks).” Donate to the fund, or apply for funding.
Relief for DACA Recipients
Click here to browse financial resources and information for DACA recipients. Scroll down to the bottom of the article for a comprehensive list of resources, including local organizations.
START HERE with this large and comprehensive list of food resources in the Seattle area. Pro tip: Use “Command + F” to search for resources in your neighborhood.
COVID-19 Seattle Area Emergency Food Resources Map
Follow this link for a map of food resources throughout the Seattle area including free or discounted hot meals, food banks, and student to-go meals.
UNEA Grocery Support
Seattle area Native families: fill out this form to receive up to $100 in groceries from UNEA to be delivered Saturdays.
Traditional Medicine Packages
Unkitawa is providing traditional medicine care packages for the Indigenous community! Contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to request a package. Home delivery available for Elders and others as needed.
Seattle Public Schools Lunch Distribution Sites
This map lists the schools that will be providing free lunch to any Seattle Public Schools students between 11:00am – 1:00pm every weekday beginning March 16, 2020 through the closures.
King County Emergency Child Care for Essential Workers
- COVID-19 Assistance and Public Charge FAQ for Immigrants from Seattle’s Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs.
- Community Information from Northwest Immigrant Rights Project with FAQ videos in English and Spanish.
Washington Health Plan Finder
COVID-19 Testing at Seattle Indian Health Board (SIHB) & Chief Seattle Club
SIHB and Chief Seattle Club are offering COVID-19 testing Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you are experiencing symptoms and would like to be tested, please call (206) 324-9360.
Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing at Kroger Health
Access their virtual assessment tool here and if eligible, schedule an appointment for testing.
*Please read information and FAQs from the Employment Security Department for questions on unemployment, sick leave, and more.
Resources for Impacted Professions
|Art|| – COVID-19 Artist Trust Relief Fund|
– Seattle Artist Relief Fund (donate or apply for funding)
– Resources for Artists and Organizations from the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture
– COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources
|Restaurants/Hospitality||– Seattle Restaurant Workers Coronavirus Rent Fund|
|Small Businesses|| – SBA Disaster Loan|
– SBA Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources
Housing and Utility Bills
Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and Seattle City Light (SCL) will keep utility services on during the COVID-19 Civil Emergency in Seattle. All residential evictions will be halted until further notice. Read more here.
Puget Sound Energy Aid for Low-Income Families
The COVID-19 Pandemic Assistance Fund provides relief for low income families through a one-time bill credit equal to the cost of the energy your home used from March to August 2019 (up to $1,000). Apply here.
COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Complaint Form
Washington State tenants may submit this form to prevent being evicted by their landlord. There is currently a freeze on evictions. If your landlord attempts to evict you, notify authorities by making a complaint here.
Utility Bills Payment Plan
SPU and SCL customers who have been financially impacted by COVID-19, regardless of background or immigration status, can request a deferred payment plan with the utilities by calling (206) 684-3000 or sending an email.
Utility Discount Program (UDP)
The Utility Discount Program (UDP) lowers Seattle City Light bills by 60 percent and Seattle Public Utility bills by 50 percent. To learn more about enrollment in UDP, call (206) 684-0268 or visit the website.
Comcast Free Internet Essentials
Comcast is offering 2 months of free Xfinity WiFi and unlimited data to new Internet Essentials customers. Read more here on what they are doing for low-income customers at this time, and to get connected.