The University of Virginia has released the details of a fund intended to help furloughed contract workers and UVA employees who are facing unexpected costs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
President Jim Ryan announced the UVA Emergency Assistance Fund for Employees and Contracted Workers on Monday as a way to bridge the gap for those impacted after it was determined that state and federal benefits would not flow fast enough to prevent significant financial hardship.
Workers from 11 UVA contractors as well as affected employees from UVA and University-associated organizations will be eligible for assistance through the fund. In addition, the University is offering assistance with completing applications for state and federal unemployment benefits.
The University has redirected $2 million of one-time funds previously set aside for community initiatives and staff support to launch the fund, which also will be supported by faculty members, employees, alumni, students, parents and friends of the University who wish to contribute.
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Those interested in contributing can visit www.giving.virginia.edu for more details.