*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.
Emergency Language and Outreach Services Grant
Provides up to $30,000 per contract to “ensure that communities who are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 have access to the same critical health and safety information as the rest of the general public during the COVID-19 pandemic.” Apply here for support providing culturally relevant emergency language and outreach services to your community.
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.
COVID-19 Mutual Aid Solidarity Network
Provides free deliveries of food and supplies, prioritizing folks who are sick, disabled, quarantined without pay, elderly, undocumented, queer, Black, Indigenous, and/or people of color — including those displaced from Seattle to the nearby areas. Fill out a request form or learn more on their Facebook.
UNEA Grocery Support
Seattle area Native families: fill out this form to receive up to $100 in groceries from UNEA to be delivered Saturdays.
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.
Traditional Medicine Packages
Unkitawa is providing traditional medicine care packages for the Indigenous community! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com 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.
Free Hot Lunch for Students – Rainier Beach Community
Free hot lunch provided by WA-BLOC and FEEST Seattle every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30am – 1:00pm at Rainier Beach Community Center Plaza (8825 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118) while schools are closed. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their Facebook page.
Free Pre-Bagged Groceries
Northwest Harvest’s SODO Community Market is providing free pre-bagged groceries for all. They are now offering curbside pickup service if you feel uncomfortable waiting in a line. Drive up to the front of the building, call (206) 380-0277 indicating which car is yours, and a staff member will deliver a bag of pre-packed groceries to your car. Located at 1915 4th Ave. S, near the corner of 4th Ave S and S Holgate St.
Free Food for All
Check out the graphic below for locations that have been identified as providing free meals for all, regardless of age or identity.
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.