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CHICAGO RESILIENCY FUND UPDATE

We want to thank everyone for their patience and understanding. The 20 Chicago Resiliency Fund organizations continue to work diligently to process applications from the 1st round to make sure our communities are supported.

The good news is that funds have not yet been exhausted. For the second round of applications we will be utilizing an online process to better serve you. We will announce details next Thursday, July 16th. All updates will be posted to resurrectionproject.org/chicagofund.

Again, thank you for your patience!

The Chicago Resiliency Fund is a cash assistance program to support Chicago residents who were excluded from federal stimulus aid in response to COVID-19.

The City of Chicago in collaboration with Open Society Foundations and The Resurrection Project (TRP) is launching the fund on June 22nd. The fund will provide $1,000 per household for eligible Chicagoans, which includes, but is not limited to, undocumented individuals, mixed-status families, dependent adults and returning residents.

If you have any comments, questions or feedback, please feel free to write us by email at: TRPchicagofund@trpinfo.org. We will do our best to respond to your message in a timely manner.

Please see below for participating organizations. 

The Resurrection Project

No longer accepting applications!

 

Acclivus, Inc.

No longer accepting applications!

 

Austin Coming Together

No longer accepting applications!

 

Austin Peoples Action Center

No longer accepting applications!

 

Centro Romero

No longer accepting applications!

 

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless

No longer accepting applications!

 

Chicago Commons

No longer accepting applications!

 

Chicago Community and Workers’ Rights

No longer accepting applications!

 

Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI)

No longer accepting applications!

 

CTU Centro de Trabajadores Unidos

No longer accepting applications!

 

Enlace Chicago

No longer accepting applications!

 

HANA Center

No longer accepting applications!

 

Indo-American Center

No longer accepting applications!

 

Latino Union of Chicago

No longer accepting applications!

 

Logan Square Neighborhood Association

No longer accepting applications!

 

Metropolitan Family Services

No longer accepting applications!

 

Northwest Side Housing Center

No longer accepting applications!

 

Pui Tak Center

No longer accepting applications!

 

Southwest Organizing Project (SWOP)

No longer accepting applications!

 

United African Organization

No longer accepting applications!

Eligibility and Frequently Asked Questions

Chicago Resiliency Fund Eligibility Requirements

In order to qualify for the Chicago Resiliency Fund program, you must: 

  1. NOT be eligible for a federal stimulus check as outlined in the Federal Cares Act and did not receive a stimulus check/direct deposit
  2. Be a resident of Chicago and provide proof of Chicago residency 
  3. Have a household income less than 300% of the poverty level and provide proof of income 
  4. You must be 18 years of age as of January 1, 2020

When will applications be available?

Applications will be accepted by phone starting on June 22nd 

Where can I apply?

  • Individuals will be able to call partner organizations located throughout Chicago.

Can I apply in person by visiting one the partner organization office locations?

No, applications will only be taken by phone. 

What documentation do I need to apply?

How will funds be distributed?

Funds will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis until funds are depleted. 

If approved/accepted, how much will applicants receive?

People whose applications are approved will receive $1,000 per household, only one check per household.  Checks will be distributed by mail.  Once you have been notified of approval, you can expect to receive your funds in 30 days. 

What is 300% of the Poverty Level?

Household/ family size 300% 
1 $38,280 
2 $51,720 
3 $65,160 
4 $78,600 
5 $92,040 
6 $105,480 
7 $118,920 
8 $132,360 

I am a college student, do I qualify?

In order to qualify as a college student and therefore a dependent adult, your entire household needs to qualify, and you will be asked to submit proof that you do.

1.       You will need to submit proof that you are claimed as a dependent (2018 or 2019 tax returns)

2.       You and your family (your parents who claim you as a dependent) must be Chicago residents

3.       You and your family (your parents who claim you as a dependent) must fall under 300% of the poverty level

I am a senior and my children claim me as a dependent and therefore did not receive a stimulus check, do I qualify?

In order to qualify as a dependent adult, you will be asked to submit proof that you are claimed as such and meet all other requirements.

1.       You must be a Chicago resident

2.       You will need to submit proof that you are claimed as a dependent (2018 or 2019 tax returns)

3.       You and your family (those who claim you as a dependent) must fall under 300% of the poverty level

I am an adult and do not file taxes, a member of my family claim me as a dependent and therefore did not receive a stimulus check, do I qualify?

In order to qualify as a dependent adult, you will be asked to submit proof that you are claimed as such and meet all other requirements.

1.       You must be a Chicago resident

2.       You will need to submit proof that you are claimed as a dependent (2018 or 2019 tax returns)

3.       You and your family (those who claim you as a dependent) must fall under 300% of the poverty level

Will receiving these funds affect my family because of Public Charge?

No.

Who is the priority population?

Households left out of Federal CARES Act who are income eligible and residents of Chicago.

I don’t have a bank account; Is there somewhere I can cash my check?

Yes, Second Federal / Self-Help Credit Union will cash checks at no cost to any check recipient. 

Branch Locations: 

  • Little Village, 3960 W. 26th St. Chicago, IL 60623 
  • Archer Heights, 4800 S. Pulaski Rd. Chicago IL 60632 
  • Cicero, 4811 W. Cermak Rd. Cicero, IL 60804  

Does applying for the fund mean I will receive a check?

No, applications will be reviewed to assure applications are complete with all the required documentation before final approval. 

How will I know if my application was approved or denied?

The applicant will receive updates through text message. 

Can I apply to multiple organizations?

No

Who are the community-based organizations that will be assisting in screening and determining eligibility for this fund?

Organizations who serve the target population, equitably distributed city-wide were invited to participate. 

Will the information I provide be kept confidential?

Yes. The information you provide on the application will not be shared outside of partner organizations. 

I applied for TRP’s Rapid Relief Fund. Can I apply to this Chicago Resiliency Fund program?

Yes, you may apply.    

How many people in my household can apply?

Only 1 application per household can apply. 

I have comments, question(s), feedback, where can I send?

You can send any comments, questions or feedback by email to TRPchicagofund@trpinfo.org