COVID-19 Testing, Grants, and Other Disaster Relief
African American Coalition / COVID-19 Equity Project
The African American Coalition COVID-19 Equity Project was formed to connect Fresno’s Black Community to trusted, accurate, relevant, and timely information and resources that affect the population.
Provides testing, vaccination, and education resources.
African American Coalition Website | African American Coalition Facebook
UCSF Covid-19 Equity Project
Healthy Harvest / Cosecha Sana
The Healthy Harvest Program is a multi-county initiative to protect essential food production workers and their families in the San Joaquin Valley. The program provides easy access for concerned farm and food production workers, growers, and industry employers to get advice about COVID-19 prevention, access to testing, and resources to safely isolate for two weeks in a free hotel room to avoid infecting others. The program is a joint initiative of growers, workers, community organizations, local elected officials, county and state agencies, and philanthropic donors.
Fresno Housing Retention Grants
The City of Fresno Housing Retention Grants of up to $3,000 per individual or $4,500 per family are now available!
- City of Fresno resident
- Income eligible
- Loss of income due to Covid-19
- Have past due housing-related bills
Please use this link to find out if you are income eligible:
Apply Now by selecting one of the organizations below!
Disaster CalFresh: 2020 California Wildfire Disaster Food Assistance
- Disaster CalFresh provides temporary food assistance to people recovering from disasters. People who qualify for Disaster CalFresh will be issued a debit card with a minimum of $204 that can be used to buy food.
- Disaster CalFresh benefits are for people living or working in wildfire impacted counties who experienced one of the following:
- Lost wages or income because of the fire, or
- Had your home or place of employment damaged, or
- Have disaster-related costs (including lost food, evacuation expenses), or
- Cannot access savings or checking accounts.
- Students could be eligible.
- No social security number is required.
- There is a 5 day application window. In order to get Disaster CalFresh people must apply between November 16 and November 20.
Apply for Disaster CalFresh
- People can apply for Disaster CalFresh by phone at 1-888-847-3663 by Friday, November 20.
- An online application is also available in some counties.
- In Madera, Mendocino, Napa, San Bernardino, Shasta and Siskiyou applications can be submitted at https://www.c4yourself.com/c4yourself/index.jsp.
- In Fresno, San Diego and Sonoma applications can be submitted at https://www.mybenefitscalwin.org/.
- No online application is available in LA county.
- People who have been evacuated or displaced to other counties can apply for Disaster CalFresh without having to return to their home county. They can apply by phone at 1-888-847-3663 by Friday, November 20.