Chicago Resiliency Fund for Those Not Eligible for Federal COVID-19 Financial Assistance

Dear City Colleges community,

Last week, Mayor Lightfoot, in partnership with the Resurrection Project and the Open Society Foundations, announced the Chicago Resiliency Fund – an up to $5 million cash assistance program to support the more than 300,000 Chicago residents who were excluded from federal stimulus aid in response to COVID-19. Eligible Chicagoans include but are not limited to undocumented individuals, mixed-status families, dependent adults and returning residents.

If you were not eligible for CARES Act funds, please visit to learn more about ways to apply for assistance through the Chicago Resiliency Fund. Applications will begin to be accepted June 22nd.

You may also donate to the fund at that same web address.

Thank you,
City Colleges of Chicago