Welcoming Pittsburgh Secures $500,000 Grant for COVID-19 Cash Assistance Program to Serve Vulnerable Immigrant Communities

PITTSBURGH, PA (June 26, 2020) The Mayor’s Office of Equity's Welcoming Pittsburgh initiative has secured a $500,000 grant from Open Society Foundations for the COVID-19 Cash Assistance Program. The program will be run by local community organizations that serve immigrant and refugee communities who will disburse funding to residents who did not receive a federal stimulus payment.  

Money from the grant will go to Welcoming Pittsburgh's local community partners to distribute directly to individuals and families in the communities they serve through an application process. Assisting in the creation of this fund were Acculturation for Justice, Access and Peace Outreach, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, Casa San Jose, Jewish Family & Community Services, and Union of African Communities. These community organizations may have additional services or programs available for those who need other kinds of support.  

Those interested in the program should contact for more information about applying or assistance with language access. Funds will be disbursed over the next several weeks on a first-come, first serve basis. No interviews are necessary to receive payment.  


Translated Information:

ترحيب بيتسبرغ تؤمّن منحة ٥٠٠،٠٠٠ دولار لبرنامج المساعدة النقدية لكوفد - ١٩ لخدمة مجتمعات المهاجرين المستضعفين


Welcoming Pittsburgh reçoit une subvention de 500 000 $ pour le programme d’aide financière en espèces lié à la pandémie de Covid-19 et destiné aux communautés immigrées vulnérables.

जोखिममा रहेका आप्रवासी समुदायलाई सेवा गर्नका लागि वेलकमिङ पिट्टसबर्गले $500,000 को COVID-19 नगद सहायता कार्यक्रमको लागि अनुदान प्राप्त गरेको छ

La Iniciativa “Welcoming Pittsburgh” Ha Asegurado una Subvención de $ 500,000 para el Programa de Asistencia con Efectivo COVID-19 para Servir a las Comunidades de Inmigrantes Vulnerables

Mpango wa Welcoming Pittsburgh umepokea $500,000 kufadhili Programu ya Msaada wa Kifedha kwa Wakazi Wahamiaji wenye mahitaji mbali mbali ili kuwasaida kujikimu dhidi ya athari za janga la COVID-19


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Molly Onufer
Communications Director
Mayor's Office