During the coronavirus pandemic, FEEA is providing financial assistance to federal employees and their families with the following programs:
No-fee, no-interest hardship loans of up to $1,500 to federal employees who have exhausted all annual, sick, advanced, and FFCRA leave from their agency, are currently showing a week or more of leave without pay on their most recent pay stub and are:
- hospitalized with COVID-19; or
- severely ill at home with COVID-19 (unable to work); or
- required to quarantine at home due to virus exposure and unable to work from home; or
- serving as primary caregiver for a family member, living in in the
employee’s home, who is seriously ill with COVID-19
Feds with salaries under $75,000/year may be eligible for up to a $1,000 grant/$500 loan combination, if they or someone in their household for whom they are primary caregiver has a positive COVID test. Grants are not available for those quarantining without a positive test. Application is through the loan program and grants will be offered to qualified applicants.
Our ability to give loans and grants during this time is subject to available funding and lower-income families will receive priority for available funds.
FEEA is also providing bridge grants to spouses or children of federal employees who have passed away due to COVID-19, generally within one year of their passing. Bridge grants are also available to federal employees who have lost a spouse or child due to COVID-19. Affected feds or family members should email FEEA at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Assistance is also available through FEMA’s funeral assistance program.
While we know many feds may be suffering from other negative economic events related to the pandemic, our limited resources require us to begin by helping those who are seriously ill. Our regular loan program is still available for those suffering from other serious illnesses and disasters. Please see the program overview for more information.
We encourage you to also visit FEEA’s Coronavirus Resources page for other helpful information.