ARE YOU, OR IS SOMEONE YOU KNOW, FACING FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES DUE TO COVID-19?
Residents, and those who work in Tompkins County, may be eligible for a mini-grant of up to $500 per qualified household to address basic need expenses.
The United Way/2-1-1 COVID-19 Response Program, in collaboration with the Human Services Coalition, supports households at or below United Way's ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) thresholds who have been affected by COVID-19. ALICE thresholds include more moderate income households than many other programs who provide finacial assistance. To learn more about ALICE, please visit unitedforalice.org.
A grant of up to $500 could help your household pay for: Car Insurance & Repairs, Child Care Expenses, Essential Appliances, Health Insurance, Phone & Utility Bills, Rent and/or Other expenses agreed upon by United Way.
The table below details ALICE Thresholds for Tompkins County. If you are unsure if your household qualifies based on these thresholds, please call 2-1-1 at 1-877-211-8667 and a skilled operator will help you navigate this information.