Emergency Relief Fund can help with learning expenses

Grants of up to $1,000 are available to eligible employees affected by the pandemic

Young girl using laptop at home


Did you know that through the university's Emergency Relief Fund you may be eligible to receive reimbursement for supplies to support your dependent child's virtual learning, including laptops, printers, and internet costs? Do you have tutoring or child care expenses?

Recognizing that some employees are struggling with unexpected expenses amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Johns Hopkins in June created an emergency relief fund that provides grants of up to $1,000 to eligible full-time workers, including those who are third-party contractors.

The tax-free grants are available immediately on a first-come, first-served basis. Grant recipients must be full-time university employees or contractors earning $50,000 or less per year and have one year of service at JHU.

All eligible expenses must have been incurred after March 13, 2020, and they must be reasonable and necessary costs resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak. A valid receipt of the expenses is required.

More information about the Emergency Relief Fund is available on HR's COVID-19 information page under the Financial Resources header. If you are eligible, an application link will appear on your personal benefits enrollment page, which you can reach by going to the Benefits & Worklife page of the HR website, clicking on the myChoices Health & Life Enrollment tab, and selecting the View My Benefits link.

Questions can be directed to the Benefits Service Center at 410-516-2000 or

Posted in News+Info

Tagged hr newswire