Economic Relief for Homeless Service Workers
To support Homeless Service Workers struggling with staffing shortages, up to $51,775,000 in federal grants have been appropriated through this limited stipend program for eligible homeless service workers.
Homeless service workers working in Washington State with an immediate economic need and income at or below 80 percent of the county area median income they live in may be eligible for a stipend up to $2,000.
A second stipend payment of up to $2,000 is also available for individuals who received an initial stipend payment and who are still working for the same eligible organization six months after approval of the first stipend payment. Only those who have been approved for the first stipend payment will be eligible for a second stipend payment.
September 29, 2022
Application opens for first round of stipend payments.
October 13, 2022
Potential first approvals on submitted Stipend #1 applications
November 23, 2022
Last day for stipend #1 applications to be submitted to also receive stipend #2
December 22, 2022
Last day of stipend #1 approval to also receive stipend #2
March 29, 2023
Stipend #2 applications available to be submitted
April 13, 2023
Potential first approvals on submitted Stipend #2 applications
June 2, 2023
Last day to submit application for Stipend #1 and Stipend #2
June 9, 2023
Last day for approvals for Stipend #1 and Stipend #2
June 23, 2023
Last day for payments to be mailed out
June 30, 2023
The Homeless Service Worker Stipend - Limited Program
The Washington State Department of Commerce has been tasked with the administration of this limited program with Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds through the American Rescue Plan.
Under this grant, federal appropriation has been provided solely for the department to administer stipends to eligible homeless service workers for their immediate economic needs. The Homeless Service Worker Stipend - Limited Program is a short-term and limited financial payment program for homeless service workers with an immediate economic need in Washington State.
LiveStories, a US company, created FORWARD to simplify the management of assistance programs. With FORWARD, local governments and non-profits can connect households and businesses to resources, collect applications, process payments, and drive equity. LiveStories, through its FORWARD platform, administers the application process for the Homeless Service Worker Stipend - Limited Program.
The Washington State Department of Commerce oversees the Homeless Service Worker Stipend - Limited Program and develops the rules to administer it.
This project was supported by a grant awarded by U.S. Department of the Treasury. Points of view in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Grant funds are administered by the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund through the Washington State Department of Commerce.
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