GARFIELD'S "Neighbors in Need" Crisis Fund
Overview:

This program is funded by The Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation, Garfield Jubilee, BOOM Concepts, and neighbors like you!

The Neighbors in Need Crisis Fund exists to give financial assistance to people in our community who are going through an unexpected crisis and cannot find assistance from any other source. The program primarily serves residents of the East End of the City of Pittsburgh who are at risk of homelessness, job loss, or an inability to meet fundamental needs due to unexpected circumstances.

The Crisis Fund is awarding grants, while resources permit, during the COVID-19 crisis for short-term emergency needs, including food, medicines, and toiletries. Other needs may be considered if they reduce the potential for homelessness.

Grant awards range from $50 to $400. Grant requests above $400 will only be considered if there are extreme circumstances.

Neighbors in Need grants are typically made payable only to third parties to pay critical bills, but exceptions are being made during the COVID-19 crisis.

The Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation (BGC), a 501(c)3 neighborhood nonprofit, acts as the fiscal sponsor for Neighbors in Need, relying on contributions from the general public and from philanthropic sources. Decisions on grant applications are usually made within 48 hours from the time a completed application is received by the BGC. Applications with little or no supporting documentation will not be considered as complete.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply for financial assistance, applicants should reside within the East End of the city of Pittsburgh (zip codes 15224, 15206, 15201, 15232, 15208), although applications from residents living outside of this area will be helped if resources allow. Applicants must be 1)employed or laid off within the past 90 days, or 2) enrolled in a degree-seeking educational program or 3) disabled, or 4) age 65 or older. those who are currently on unpaid family or medical leave from their job are also eligible. An applicant's household income typically ahould not exceed 200% of the federal poverty guidelines (see chart below for 2019 guidelines).

Household Size Max Annual Household Income Max Monthly Income
1 $26,600 $2,216
2 $30,400 $2,533
3 $34,200 $2,850
4 $38,000 $3,166
5 $41,050 $3,420


In addition to this application, please provide the following to demonstrate eligibility via email to PAM@bloomfield-garfield.org (INCLUDE NIN in subject line and your full name and address in the email):

>Two recent pay stubs and/or a copy of your 2018 or 2019 federal income tax return
>Copy of a photo ID
>Copies of your most recent bank statement
>Proof of need (ex: notice of pending eviction or utility shutoff, health care bills, etc.)
>Other documents to prove financial need

For questions concerning eligibility or for more information about the program, please contact Rick Swartz at (412) 441-6950, ext. 11 or RickS@bloomfield-garfield.org.
Email address *
Date *
MM
/
DD
/
YYYY
Applicant Full Legal Name *
Your answer
Co Applicant Full Legal Name *
Your answer
Applicant Birthdate *
MM
/
DD
/
YYYY
Co Applicant Birthdate *
MM
/
DD
/
YYYY
Phone Number *
Your answer
Email Address
Your answer
Mailing Address *
Your answer
Zip Code *
Your answer
Years at that address *
Your answer
List all individuals living in your household, including their names, ages and relationship to you: *
Your answer
Name and contact information of your nearest next of kin: *
Your answer
Amount Requested *
Your answer
Please describe what the grant will be used for and why you need financial assistance: *
Your answer
Are there special circumstances that brought on this crisis, or contributed to your need? *
Your answer
Do you have any family members or friends whom you can or have asked for financial assistance? *
Your answer
Name of Employer *
Your answer
Job Title or Position *
Your answer
Hourly Wage or Annual Salary *
Your answer
Co-applicant’s current place of employment (if applicable)
Your answer
As of today, what is your total balance of cash, savings and checking accounts? *
Your answer
Does your household receive any type of financial assistance (e.g. Food stamps, utility assistance, medical assistance, etc.)? *
Your answer
Primary Applicant:I acknowledge that all of the information disclosed in this application is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge. If it is necessary to do so, I hereby authorize the BGC to obtain a report on my credit history for internal use by the BGC only. *
In addition to this application, please provide the following to prove eligibility via email to PAM@bloomfield-garfield.org INCLUDE NIN in subject line and your full name and address in the email:Two recent pay stubs and a copy of your 2018 or 2019 federal income tax return; Copy of a photo ID; Copies of your two most recent bank statements; Proof of need for requested funding (notices of pending eviction or utility shutoff, health care bills, car repair bill, college entry fee, etc.) or other documents to prove financial need. If you have difficulty providing any of these documents or are unsure if you qualify for a grant, please contact us to discuss your specific circumstances. *
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
Submit
Never submit passwords through Google Forms.
reCAPTCHA
This form was created inside of Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation. Report Abuse