The weR1 Rhode Island Relief Fund provides cash assistance to undocumented immigrants who have experienced financial hardship during the COVID-19 crisis.
The fund provides a $400 pre-paid, no fee debit card to individuals. Only one person per household may receive a cash payment. The debit card may be used at stores to purchase food or other items, or may be used at banks to withdraw cash.
Who is eligible?
You are eligible for the weR1 Fund of you:
- Live in Rhode Island
- Cannot receive public assistance or federal assistance because of your immigration status
- Have experienced financial hardship during COVID-19
To apply, contact a member of the Tri-County Emergency Services Department at 401-519-1913, or 401-515-2432. Your information will be kept confidential, and will not be shared with government agencies or ICE and the information will be destroyed after 60 days. Receiving this assistance cannot affect a public charge determination int he future.