Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, The Resurrection Project and Open Society Foundations announced the "Chicago Resiliency Fund"an up-to-$5 million cash assistance program to support the more than 300,000 Chicago residents who were excluded from federal stimulus aid in response to COVID-19.
This 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.
The Resurrection Project, a longstanding nonprofit organization committed to creating healthier communities throughout Chicago, will serve as the lead fiscal agent for the Chicago Resiliency Fund. The Resurrection Project will convene a diverse group of community-based organizations to conduct outreach and identify households excluded from the federal stimulus relief, to ensure as many eligible Chicagoans participate as possible. Cash issuance will begin in mid-June.
More information on the Chicago Resiliency Fundincluding updates on launch date, ways to apply for assistance and ways to donate to the fundcan be found at ResurrectionProject.org/chicagofund .