To help our communities begin a path to recovery, AAWDC in partnership with Anne Arundel County has established the Excluded Worker Humanitarian Relief Fund.  Financial support will be provided to residents who lost their job due to COVID-19 and have not received unemployment benefits.

Click Here to Apply for the Excluded Worker Humanitarian Relief Fund

Solicitar Fondo del Trabajadores Excluidos


How to Apply?

Step 1: Visit this page starting July 13, 2020 at 9:00 am to access the application

Step 2: Completed the short application

Step 3: Upload the required documentation

Step 4: AAWDC staff will follow up with you by email or phone 


Who is eligible?

Anne Arundel County residents who were making $25/hour or less before COVID-19, lost their job on or after March 1, 2020, not currently receiving unemployment benefits and not working.

What is the financial support?

Each resident who qualifies will receive a $500 Visa card.

How will residents get the Visa card after they have been approved?

AAWDC staff will contact residents once their application is approved to schedule them to pick up their card at a schedule pop up distribution site around the county.

What documentation is required?

Three pieces of documentation are required to apply.  If you do not have required documentation a telephone interview will be necessary to confirm eligibility and an AAWDC representative will call you after you submit your application.  The documentation required includes:

  1. Proof of residency - copy of your drivers license, postmarked mail addressed to you, or voter registration card
  2. Document of layoff/termination - a letter or email from your employer that states you were laid off/terminated and your last day of employment
  3. Hourly wage - your last paystub from your employer or a letter from your employer on company letter head stating your wage.


These cash cards are considered income and may be taxable.  Check with your tax advisor if you have any question or concerns.  AAWDC must comply with all tax laws and regulations.