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Emergency COVID-19 Relief Assistance

The state of Oregon’s Emergency Relief Assistance program is now closed.

We are thankful to have helped so many Oregonians before the limited funding was exhausted. If you’re interested in information about Oregon COVID-19 test sites, eviction and foreclosure prevention information, how to access free food services, and more, call 2-1-1. A list of additional, less limited resources can be found here.  

Who is eligible?

You may be eligible for this payment if all of the following are true:

  1. You are a current resident of Oregon and can prove your identity.
  2. You are experiencing severe financial hardship due to the governor’s “Stay Home, Save Lives” orders that closed businesses to slow the spread of COVID-19, causing many Oregonians to lose income.
  3. You earned $4,000/month or less pre-tax before COVID-19.
  4. You are not current on your unemployment payments.
    • “Current” means you have received all payments for weeks claimed except for the current claim week. Do count base payments for traditional Unemployment Insurance and the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program, but do not count the $600 enhanced payment that ended July 31.
    • You may be eligible if you never applied for or were denied unemployment.
    • You may be eligible if you are not current on unemployment benefits but have since returned to work.

How do I apply?

  • Complete the Emergency COVID-19 Relief Assistance application. You may print and complete the form at home to speed the application process, or obtain a blank form at SELCO and we'll help you complete it on site. Each eligible participant must apply for funds on their own behalf.
  • Visit a participating SELCO branch. All branches except Mohawk, Redmond-Walmart, and West 11th (3630 W 11th Ave) are accepting Emergency COVID-19 Relief Assistance applications. Please note: Our Downtown Eugene Branch (299 E 11th Ave) is accepting applications. For SELCO locations and hours, visit our Branch Locations page.
  • Bring ID and proof of residence, such as an Oregon driver’s license or ID card, a passport, or other government photo ID. If your ID doesn’t include a current address, please bring additional documentation, such as a piece of mail. For a full list of accepted ID, see the FAQ section of the Emergency COVID-19 Relief Assistance application.
  • For a list of other participating financial institutions, visit the Oregon Department of Administrative Services website.

How will I receive my funds?

SELCO will process your application and issue funds while you are on site.

  • If you have a SELCO account, the funds will be deposited directly to your account where you can access them immediately. If you don’t have a SELCO account, we’d be happy to talk with you about opening one.
  • If you have an account at another credit union or bank, you will receive a cashier’s check that you can cash or deposit with your financial institution.

Please note:

Program funding is limited and many Oregonians need this emergency assistance for essentials. If you and your family are in a stable financial situation, please consider looking into alternate, less-limited resources.

This is a new program being rolled out in unprecedented times. SELCO team members are working as fast as possible to process applications, but you may experience a wait.

Except for children under 5, face coverings are required at all indoor locations by Executive Order. If you require an accommodation, please let us know.  

Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to helping you through this challenging time.