New cash assistance fund available for residents excluded from federal COVID-19 aid

CHICAGO – State Senator Sara Feigenholtz (D-Chicago) is encouraging Chicago residents who were excluded from federal stimulus aid for COVID-19 to take advantage of a new cash assistance program. 

“There are a lot of people, including some in vulnerable populations, who were left out of the care package passed by Congress,” Feigenholtz said. “It’s vital that we ensure that everyone has access to resources to help them stay on their feet during this pandemic. If you were excluded from the federal package, I strongly encourage you to apply.”

The City of Chicago is launching the Chicago Resiliency Fund in collaboration with Open Society Foundations and The Resurrection Project. The fund will provide $1,000 per household to eligible Chicagoans who were excluded from federal stimulus aid, including undocumented individuals, mixed status families, dependent adults and returning residents. 

Applications will become available June 22. Find more information and apply at