COVID-19 benefits simplified.

Click the link for a simple matrix that simplifies what  is available, why  you might need them and how to  file. 

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America's Job Center of California- Modesto

Now Open
629 12th St., Modesto, Ca 95354

Stanislaus County Workforce Development Modesto- AJCC is now open for APPOINTMENT ONLY  for the following:
• Typing Certificates
• WorkKeys Assessment
• eSkill Testing

Call 209-558-9675  for appointments
*Please wear a mask and bring photo ID

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Emergency Rental Assistance Program:
APPLY TODAY


California's  Emergency Rental Assistance program makes available $35.9 million to eligible households in the Stanislaus County, to use for back rent and utility payments.

En Español


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Veterans Services

Download the Veteran Resource Guide- a complete list of services available for veterans in the County.

COVID-19 PROGRAMS & SERVICES

Benefits & Resources for Workers

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
If you've lost your job or had your hours reduced due to COVID-19 call Stanislaus County Workforce Development at 209-558-WORK to speak with a Workforce Specialist who can help connect you to a job. 

Employers are hiring!  Search current job openings 

OnwardCA
One-Stop resource for the people of California impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

211 Stanislaus
2-1-1 Stanislaus County, a program of United Way of Stanislaus County, is a comprehensive information and referral service for Stanislaus County, connecting over 11,000 callers last year with health and human services information and referrals available to them. 2-1-1 Stanislaus County is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in over 120 languages through phone interpretation services.

Safer at Work
As a worker in California, you have workplace protections. There are resources available to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 at work and protect your health, regardless of your immigration status. 

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
If you have lost work or have had your hours reduced we encourage you to apply for Employment Development Department (EDD) Unemployment Insurance (UI). In California Governor Newsom has waived the one-week waiting period for benefits.

- For comprehensive review this FAQ page from EDD
File an Unemployment Insurance claim online 
- Call Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon (PST)  |  English 1-800-300-5616
- How to Apply for UI Benefits (File a Claim) (YouTube) English | Spanish

Unemployment Insurance for Self Employed Workers
If you are self-employed, you may have benefits available from EDD employment insurance programs that you or your employer may have paid into over the past 5 to 18 months. Apply for the benefit program that best fits your situation.

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance
As part of the federal CARES Act, the new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program helps unemployed Californians who are business owners, self-employed, independent contractors, have limited work history, and others not usually eligible for state UI benefits who are out business or services are significantly reduced as a direct result of the pandemic.

EDD issues Workforce Services Information Notices to provided announcements Economic Impact Payment Information and Resources

Paid Sick Leave Benefits for Food Sector Workers 
Governor Newsom Announces Paid Sick Leave Benefits for Food Sector Workers Impacted by COVID-19.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
CARES Act Guidance on Unemployment Insurance
The CARES Act follows decisive and timely actions to provide to American Families with much-need relief during the COVID-19 crisis.


BENEFITS FOR WORKERS QUARANTINED OR SICK
Paid sick leave law provides time off to many workers. You are entitled to use whatever sick leave you have accumulated. 

California law provides for paid family leave, which you may be eligible for if you are providing care for an ill or quarantined family member. 

In the event of a particularly long illness, you may be eligible for disability benefits, provided your illness is certified by a medical professional. 

If you were exposed to COVID-19 while on the job and in the course of your regular duties, you may also qualify for Worker's Compensation.  

FOOD RESOURCES
Pandemic EBT,  Families with children who are eligible for free or reduced lunches at school can get extra benefits to help buy food. Read more about Pandemic EBT.  FAQ

Commodity Supplement Food Program, 617 Winmoore Way Ste. F,  Modesto, CA 95358
Mon-Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm and Fri 8:00am-12:00pm
Anyone over age 60. Bring a form of Identification.

Salvation Army Turlock, 893 Lander Ave. Turlock, CA 95380
Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00-3:30pm
Must bring in picture ID, proof of address, proof of income, and for children under the age of 18; one of these two items, Social Security cards or medical cards.

Salvation Army Modesto, 320 9th St., Modesto CA 95354
Noon Meal: Open to all residents in Stanislaus County (English & Español)
Monday-Friday 12:00pm-1:00pm

United Samaritans: Daily Bread Mobile Lunch Program
Click here for the truck stop locations and hours five days a week

Stanislaus County Office of Education: Grab N Go Lunches
Click here to search for the nearest Meal Distribution location.

Unity Church of Modesto, 2467 Veneman Ave. Modesto, CA 95356
Food Pantry: Provides non-perishables to all residents in Stanislaus County
Monday - Thursday 10:00am-2:00pm
Sunday 10:00am-11:00am

HOUSING FOR HARVEST
Agricultural or food processing workers in California, that have tested positive for COVID-19 may be eligible for temporary hotel housing to isolate.  For more information call the Public Health line at 209-558-5678 for bilingual assistance call 209-558-7535

PROJECT ROOM KEY
Established in March 2020 as part of the states response to the COVID-19 pandemic, individuals that are experiencing homelessness and are recovering from COVID-19 can use the Project Room Key service to properly quarantine and maintain healthy. 
Call 209-558-5678 for more information. 

NEED RELIEF FROM UTILITY PAYMENTS?
Utility Consumer Protections During California COVID-19 Outbreak
Consumer protection provisions have been enacted in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in California. The link includes a list of both Investor Owned Utilities (IOUs), which are regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), and Publicly Owned Utilities (POUs). Please visit your specific utility’s webpage for more specific information about protections and benefits available to you.

STANISLAUS COUNTY UTILITIES
Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)
Modesto Irrigation District
City of Modesto
City of Turlock
City of Patterson
City of Oakdale
Turlock Irrigation District
Oakdale Irrigation District

SNAP BACK
Assistance for Workers

Snap Back Assistance for Workers is funding designed to help workers “snap back” from the affects of COVID-19 and return to the workforce. The launch of the program saw tremendous demand with over 1,500 inquiries. 

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