Applying to the Fund
Before you apply, you’ll need to gather some documentation to show your identity and your residency in Washington State. For example, you could provide a copy of a state ID card, a driver’s license, or a utility bill with your name and address. You can see a table below with the full list of acceptable documents.
Click here to start your application. You can apply in Spanish, English, Chinese, Vietnamese, or Korean. The application is on a program called Submittable. To start the application, you will need to create an account on Submittable. This will require you to put in your email address, and create a password. Be sure to make note of the email address and password that you use to create your account, so you don’t forget.
In the application, you will fill out answers to questions, and will be required to upload some documents to verify your identity and residency. The application will take between 20 minutes and an hour to complete.
To get help applying over the phone:
Call the WAISN hotline at 1-844-724-3737 (open every day, 6AM-9PM). Before you call, please gather the documents needed to verify identity and residency. Interpreters are available in many languages to help you over the phone. Please be aware that there may be delays as we anticipate very high call volume.
Once you are done applying:
After you apply, you’ll receive a confirmation email. This email will include your unique application number: please be sure to write this down. If you need to ask questions about your application later, you will need to know this application number.
You will continue to get updates about your application by email and text. You’ll be notified if your application is accepted by June 15, and your payment will be sent by June 30 (though it may take 2-3 weeks to arrive in the mail).
Our funds are limited, so not everyone who applies will be able to receive aid at this time.