Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund
This fund is now closed.
The Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund has ended.
Final payments went out in early 2023, and the help line is now closed.
Between 2020 and 2023, the Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund provided an unprecedented $400 million in COVID relief money for over 100,000 immigrants in Washington State.
Hear the story of the Fund:
For more information about the reach and impact of the fund, read the 2022-2023 Impact Evaluation Report.
More places to get support
Get connected and find resources with WAISN
If you want to stay updated on more resources for immigrants in Washington, immigration enforcement in your area, and immigrant advocacy, get connected to the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network (WAISN):
- Call the WAISN Hotline: (844) 724-3737, Monday–Friday, 8am–6pm. All operators speak English and Spanish, and you can request an interpreter if you would prefer to use another language
- Follow WAISN on Facebook
- Follow WAISN on Instagram
- Text the word WAISN to (509) 300-4959 to receive alerts about immigration activity and future WAISN programming.
You can search the WAISN Resource Finder (click here for Spanish) for organizations in your area that serve immigrant communities—such as food banks, community events, referral services, and informative events that promote our safety. These resources have been vetted to ensure their safety and queer-trans friendliness.
Did you file taxes last year? You might be able to get a refund of up to $1200 from the Washington State Department of Revenue. You can apply online now for Washington’s new Working Families Tax Credit (click here for Spanish). You can also call the WAISN Hotline for application assistance over the phone: (844) 724-3737.
Low-cost health care
Some low-cost health care programs are available through the Health Care Authority. Click here to find out what health care coverage your kids or you are eligible for, depending on your immigration status.
Cash, food, and medical assistance programs
You or someone in your family may be eligible for some programs offered by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) that provide cash, food, or medical assistance. Many of these programs are available only if you, or a member of your family, is a US citizen, green card holder, or other special category of refugee or immigrant, or certain victims of crimes. Here are the ways you can find out if you’re eligible for these programs and apply: