Coronavirus Care Fund
(Updated May 26, 2020)
What is the National Domestic Workers Alliance Coronavirus Care Fund?
The National Domestic Workers Alliance (“NDWA”) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in New York, New York to advance the rights of domestic workers. In March 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic, NDWA established the Coronavirus Care Fund (“CCF”) to provide emergency assistance to domestic workers to support them in staying home and healthy — protecting themselves, their families and their communities while slowing the spread of the Coronavirus.
Before you complete an application to receive emergency assistance from CCF (“CCF Application”), you should read all of these terms below. You should not complete a CCF Application if you do not agree to, or do not understand these terms.
Eligibility for CCF Emergency Assistance
Eligibility requirements to receive emergency assistance from CCF are, and will be, made solely by NDWA. In completing the CCF Application, you will be required to affirm that you are:
- At least 18 years old and reside in the United States;
- Currently or recently employed as a nanny, housecleaner or home care worker; and
- Are experiencing financial hardship due to the pandemic and that assistance from CCF will support you in staying at home, to the best of your ability, in order to protect yourself, your family and your community.
NDWA may change these eligibility requirements at any time, at its sole discretion.
NDWA retains the right to ask for additional materials to verify any of the information above, and to immediately reject any application that it believes, at its sole discretion, does not meet the requirements or includes fraudulent or incomplete information.
While NDWA would like to provide funding to all eligible CCF applicants, NDWA is limited based on the amount of funds and applications received. All eligible CCF applications will be reviewed by NDWA based on objective criteria developed by NDWA to assist applicants in need.
At this time, the Coronavirus Care Fund application is only open to domestic workers who are participants in activities of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), NDWA chapters, affiliate organizations, and circles or who were NDWA dues-paying members or Alia users prior to March 16, 2020. We will open the Fund for applications from other domestic workers as soon as funding allows.
All decisions regarding emergency assistance are final, and will be made at NDWA’s sole discretion.
Use of Emergency Assistance Funds
If you are selected to receive emergency assistance, you will be notified by NDWA.
CCF will issue emergency assistance in the amount of $400 to selected recipients.
You will receive funds at the mailing address listed on your CCF Application. All funds will be distributed with a prepaid debit card. Additional payment methods may be available at a later date.
Funds may only be used by you for reasonable and necessary personal, family and living expenses incurred as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic, including preventive health equipment and medical care. Funds may not be used for any other purpose.
If NDWA learns that you have misused funds in contradiction of this paragraph or that you wilfully or intentionally lied, misrepresented or omitted information on your application, you will be required to return the full funds received.
Sharing of Data with Alia
Alia is administering the distribution of emergency assistance funds on behalf of NDWA. Alia is an online distribution platform owned and operated by NDWA Labs LLC, a limited liability company incorporated in the State of Delaware.