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Emergency Funds

If you are a student experiencing an unexpected crisis that has an effect on your educational responsibilities, emergency funds are available to assist you.

The following is the procedure for requesting emergency funds.  The student does NOT have to qualify under McKinney-Vento to receive these funds.  The purpose of emergency funds is to offer a full array of supportive services, as needed, to students to ensure full participation in their education. These funds supplement/cover unexpected school expenses during family emergencies.  Any student actively attending a School District of Philadelphia school (grades K-12) is eligible for emergency funds if they are experiencing a crisis or sudden hardship that negatively impacts the family’s income. Examples are: a recent loss or death of a family member, fire or other damage to personal property, recent loss of income, sudden illness of a family member, unexpected medical bills, or theft of personal property in school.

  • The School Counselor OR a member of the STEP team will fill out the emergency request google form for the student.
  • They should include a detailed explanation of the request with an itemized list of items needed.  Students may receive a maximum of $100 per calendar year.
  • An E-Gift Card will be emailed to the parent, guardian, or unaccompanied youth.

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Last modified: August 17, 2021