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City of L.A. Resource Guide for Immigrants during COVID-19 crisis


  • Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Program via Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation: to provide assistance for those employed by restaurants or bars or are employed by a restaurant or bar supplier. Make sure to indicate on your application that you found out about Southern Smoke Foundation through Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation. For application in Spanish, click here; for application in English, click here.
  • One Fair Wage - Emergency Coronavirus Affected Workers Support Fund: restaurant workers, delivery workers, app-based delivery drivers, and other tipped workers and service workers who have been impacted by coronavirus and the related economic crisis can apply for assistance. Currently, prioritizing tipped workers, gig workers, and service workers in California and other states. For application in Spanish, click here; for application in English, click here.
  • Children Of Restaurant Employees Support Grants: to provide support to food and beverage service employees with children, who have been medically diagnosed with COVID-19. Please note, you are also eligible for support if you are a food and beverage employee with children, and a family member who resides in the same home is diagnosed with COVID-19 and a doctor requires you to quarantine. Medical documentation and proof of residence will be required. Ends on December 31, 2022. To  apply, click here.  
  • Foundation of Contemporary Arts - Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund: to disburse one-time $1,500 grants to experimental artists who have been impacted by the economic fallout from postponed or canceled performances and exhibitions. Grant closes December 12, 2022. To apply, click here.
  • The Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI): to connect those in need with helpful resources such as one-time direct cash assistance, food and toiletries, and referrals. Priority is given to Black migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers, including undocumented migrants, and people living at the intersections of marginalized identities, including people who are LGBTQIA+, living with disabilities or illness, and/or immunocompromised. At this time, BAJI has existing mutual aid support in only California and Georgia. To apply, click here.