IVTU Emergency Fund:

UCSB undergraduate students who have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis can apply for up to $300 in funding from IVTU. We can assist students with finances related to the following categories:

  • Moving (gas costs for moving home, renting moving vehicles, hiring a moving company, moving supplies, plane tickets to fly home)
  • Storage (renting a storage unit)
  • Temporary Housing (hotel/motel costs, Airbnb costs)

We cannot provide relief for rental-related expenses, including rent payments, down payments, and utility payments, nor can we provide relief for food relief. Please see the resources listed below for additional forms of relief.

Click here to fill out an Emergency Funding Application.

A big thank you to IVCRC, Public Safety Commission, COSWB, EVPLA, and AS Senate for contributing to this fund! 

This application is closing on September 1st. 


UCSB 2020 Summer Housing Voucher:

To be eligible, students must be a California resident, enrolled in at least 12 units throughout the summer, and be UCSB Scholarship eligible. Students living in University Apartments can be eligible to receive up to $1,000. Additionally, in response to the challenges of COVID-19, students not living in university-owned housing may qualify for up to $500 in housing vouchers! Vouchers will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis until all funds are exhausted. Interested students can apply here: https://forms.gle/sW5EaHjtrLJZqRyW9, if you have any questions, please submit them to the chat box located on the bottom right hand corner of the food.ucsb.edu website. Furthermore, the Financial Crisis Response Team has awarded over 300 Housing Vouchers to students in need of rental assistance throughout the school year, more information about this program and others can be found here. http://food.ucsb.edu/


AS/EOP Grants:

The AS/EOP Grant funds are to be used to meet unusual educationally-related expenses that are incurred by regularly enrolled student members of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP). Eligibility criteria must be met in order to qualify for the grant. To be eligible, a student  must be an EOP member, enrolled at least half time, have need-based aid, and have had at least 50% of the subsidized loan dispersed. EOP follows the by-laws of the Associated Students of UCSB in this process.

To apply students need to make an appointment to see a counselor in the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP). During the appointment the counselor will review eligibility and application requirements. If eligible students will complete the application while with the EOP counselor. Appointments may be scheduled by calling (805) 893-4758 or stopping by the EOP front desk in the Student Resource Building, Suite 2210.

Eligible expenses covered by the AS/EOP Grant include: medical/dental, graduate program testing fees, graduate/professional program application fees, graduate preparatory exams, textbooks and supplies, academic and research conferences, academic memberships, and emergency grants.

Click here to learn more about AS/EOP Grants. 


Mission Asset Fund’s CA College Student Grant:

Mission Asset Fund is offering up to $500 in relief for California college students experiencing financial hardships due to COVID-19. This includes finances related to: class materials, rent, personal experiences, and more.

Click here to learn more about this fund. 


UCSB Financial Crisis Response Team:

The UCSB Financial Crisis Response Team exists to assist UCSB students who are facing a financial crisis or urgent financial need. This effort aims to assist undergraduate and graduate students who are facing significant financial difficulties that jeopardize their path to graduation. The team works closely to evaluate, respond, and support students in crisis in a streamlined and timely manner.

Click here to visit their website. 


SBCC Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Grant Fund Application and Resources:

The SBCC Foundation is offering grants of up to $1000 for SBCC students who have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

Click here to learn more.


COVID-19 Joint Response Grants:

The United Way of SB County, SB Foundation, and Hutton Parker Foundation are working together as members of the Foundation Roundtable to provide financial assistance to individuals, families, and organizations affected by COVID-19.

Click here to find out more about eligibility for these grants. 


Scholly COVID-19 Student Relief Fund:

Scholly is offering $200 in cash assistance for students affected by COVID-19.

Click here to fill out an application. 


National Domestic Workers Alliance Coronavirus Care Fund:

The Coronavirus Care Fund (CCF) provides $400 in emergency assistance for qualifying home care workers, nannies and house cleaners who are experiencing financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic. Assistance from the Fund is to help you stay home and stay safe during the pandemic.

Click here to apply.


Queer & Trans* People of Color Emergency Fund:

The QTPOC Emergency Fund was established in 2020 and is meant to support the QTPOC community of the University of California, Santa Barbara regardless of organization affiliation. The QTPOC Emergency Fund was the brainchild of Fabiola Figueroa, one of the current Co-Chairs of La Familia de Colores de UCSB. Due to the nature of current events, we have limited capacity and are only capable of disbursing Micro-Grants of 20$ increments.

Click here to access the QTPOC Emergency Fund application.