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City of Austin COVID-19 Relief Programs

August 18, 2020

RENT Assistance Program

Applications Open tomorrow, August 19 at 8:00 through January 2021

The RENT Application Portal (opens 8:00 am tomorrow)
RENT Community Outreach Grant Dashboard

City of Austin RENT Program Community Outreach Grants: Offering $400,000 to Local Organizations (City of Austin)
Austin launches $17.75M rental assistance program for those impacted by COVID (Austonia)
Applications open Aug. 19 for direct rental assistance from city of Austin (Community Impact News)

Austin Creative Worker Relief Grant

Applications are open now until 5:00 pm on August 28. Applicants can apply for up to $2,000 grants to help creative sector workers offset expenses like rent, bills, and groceries.

“Creative Worker” is defined as an individual whose current or primary occupation is or has been within arts, music, film, fashion, museums, preservation, and more. This includes both practicing artists and associated personnel within the creative industries

Applicants are encouraged to visit ATXRecovers.com to preview the application and review eligibility requirements, frequently asked questions, and additional grant details.

City opens grant program to assist creatives impacted by Covid-19 (Austin Monitor)

Musicians who already received a grant from the Austin Music Disaster Relief Fund may still apply for an Austin Creative Worker Relief Grant, but they are only eligible for a $1,000 grant.

Austin Creative Worker Relief Grant Informational Webinars

August 18 at 1:00 pm
August 20 at 4:30 pm (Spanish)
August 20 at 6:00 pm
August 22 at 11:00 am

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