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Jul 13

San Mateo County provides $2 million for emergency immigrant relief

Posted on July 13, 2020 at 10:32 pm by Clay Curtin

The City of Menlo Park recognizes that many residents are experiencing very difficult financial impacts due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Menlo Park values its residential community and understands that resources are imperative during this time. Millions of immigrants are working on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, risking their health and well-being every day to keep our society going. Local residents who do not qualify for state or federal assistance due to their immigration status are particularly vulnerable to the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to local officials and studies. 

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors recently voted to provide $2 million to the San Mateo County Immigrant Relief Fund to help residents who are financially impacted by COVID-19 and are not eligible for state or federal assistance due to their immigration status. Immigrants may be eligible to receive a $500 grant to help cover whatever is most pressing in their lives.

The County partnered with the nonprofit organizations Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County and the Mission Asset Fund to coordinate and administer the fund. Learn more about the fund and apply online.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Do not qualify to receive a coronavirus stimulus check from the federal government
  • Earned less than $99,000 or total household income below $198,000 in 2019
  • Experienced an income disruption due to the coronavirus pandemic