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Financial Help During the COVID-19 Outbreak

With the recent closures and event cancellations, the financial burdens of the COVID-19 outbreak can be felt throughout all of King County. We’ve put together some resources that may help you and your family stay afloat during these tough times.

These resources contain information on how to file for unemployment or workers’ comp; help with paying utilities, rent, and mortgages; issues with insurance; food assistance; and much more.

Due to the rapidly evolving nature of state and federal programs, this information may change unexpectedly.

General Financial Help

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Unemployment Resources

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Workers' Compensation Resources

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COVID-19 Community Response Fund

On March 10, 2020, the King County Council approved a suite of emergency legislation proposed by King County Executive Dow Constantine to aid in the county’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The final package included $1 million for the Office of Equity and Social Justice (OESJ) to provide flexible resources for engagement and outreach to populations on the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak. Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to community based organizations and other stakeholders serving impacted communities. OESJ will prioritize funding to partners working with communities at the highest risk of immediate and long term negative health, social and economic impacts, with an emphasis on communities located near isolation, quarantine and recovery sites.  

Please download the COVID-19 Community Response Fund overview and criteria here and Application for the fund here.  Applications are currently being accepted on a rolling basis. Questions and completed applications must be sent to info-covid@kingcounty.gov.

Updated Grocery Store Hours


Elderly and at-risk shoppers are getting special access to grocery stores across the county. We have posted the definitive list and details here.



Contact the Council
Main phone:
206-477-1000
TTY/TDD:
206-296-1024
Email:
council@kingcounty.gov