Financial Resources

The Child Tax Credit (CTC) was increased this year and is now available up-front to help families make ends meet.  For more information visit the IRS Advance Child Care Tax Credit page.

The federal Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program can help households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For out-of-work adults, Washington State’s Employment Security Department provides support services to individuals have lost work due to COVID-19 in Washington. They have a short Eligibility Checker that can be used to see if you qualify for regular or extended unemployment benefits. There is also an expanded pandemic unemployment benefits guide online.

The State of Washington has resources on Mortgage Assistance in English and Spanish.

Visit to apply for food or cash assistance.

Federal student loan borrowers can be placed in an administrative forbearance, which allows you to temporarily stop making your monthly loan payment. Read the borrower Q&As to learn more, and contact your loan servicer to find out your specific options.

Working from Home

Washington State Drive-In WiFi Hotspots Location Finder is now online

Magellan Healthcare has created a list of 7 Tips for Working from Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Zoom has created its own Meeting and Webinar Best Practices and Resources for telecommuters.

NBC has a list of 8 Rules to Follow for people new to telecommuting.

The State of Washington has guideline around Security Awareness for Working From Home and Video conferencing best practices.