Harris County

COVID-19 Relief Fund

Harris County established the Harris County COVID-19 Relief Fund to provide much-needed relief to Harris County residents most impacted by the global pandemic.

The Public Application is now closed. If you are in need of assistance, we encourage you to visit our Resources page.

For the latest updates on the fund, visit our Updates & Media and Data Dashboard pages. The data dashboard is updated weekly and provides data on the number of households served and an interactive map displaying the impact by zip code and census tract, among other key data points.


Apply online OR over the phone

Applications open
June 23 & 24

Eligibility screening and randomized selection

Tuesday, JUne 30
Community processing

Organization matching and additional eligibility screening

Early July

After application


Given the enormous need, we are expecting to receive more applications than funding available.

When the application closed, all applications were put into a drawing and randomly selected. In order to reach the most vulnerable in our community, applicants from vulnerable census tracts were prioritized to receive assistance, with those in the most vulnerable areas receiving up to a 50% increased chance of being selected.

All applicants received an email and/or text notification regarding the status of your application Tuesday, June 30th.

Community processing

Those selected through the randomized process were matched with a community-based organization. This organization reached out within 5 business days to continue the application process. Once the application for financial assistance is approved, the organization will coordinate the delivery of assistance.