The Twin Cities Hospitality relief effort is intended to be open to all workers in the events and hospitality industries and will be prioritized based on level of hardship. We are offering these relief efforts to workers who are facing financial distress due to COVID-19 related work reductions.
All eligible workers will be able to access various forms of critical assistance. Some workers will be eligible for direct relief grants of $200.00.
Workers must live or work in Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott Washington, and Wright counties and are eligible if they physically work in one of these establishments:
- Stadium/event center
- Live theater, live music, or other live entertainment establishment
- Restaurant (dine in and quick service)
- Coffee Shops
- Take-out food delivery
Workers do not need to be union members or W2 employees. Some services or funds may be restricted to specific geographies.
Disbursement of funds will be based on hardship. All direct grant funding decisions will be made via a formula and administered by the staff of Working Partnerships. Funds will be distributed on a rolling basis until the fund is depleted.
Due to very high demand and a limited number of navigators we anticipate that response times for applicants may be longer than we would like. It may take more than a week for applicants to be processed in the order received. Additionally, we may pause accepting applications intermittently depending on intake capacity. We appreciate your patience as we do the best we can with limited resources to support workers in this critical time of need