• Tools and Templates

Chicago Emergency Fund: Financial Assistance Criteria


Date Published: January 2010


This sample tool from Chicago describes how their emergency assistance fund is managed and outlines both eligible and ineligible expenditures. Communities operating emergency assistance programs may want to create a similar document to ensure program rules are understood (both by clients and case managers) and to ensure funds are distributed in a consistent and fair manner.

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  • Chicago Emergency Fund
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