TODAY: RISE 2.0 Application Closes at 7pm

Credit: Ryan Conine

You have until 7:00 this evening to get your application in for the latest round of RISE funding from the City of Austin.  Also known as the Relief in a State of Emergency Fund, the city will randomly select people who will receive $2000 per household.  You will need to provide your monthly income when you apply for the funding

The Relief in a State of Emergency (RISE) 2.0 application will close at 7 this evening. RISE funding is for people who have experienced a financial hardship related to COVID-19.

The application, which can be filled out online or over the phone, will be open until 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 21. The online application ( can be accessed 24 hours a day, and individuals who need assistance with the application can apply over the phone (512-714-6950) between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

RISE 2.0 funds will be distributed to individuals who apply and are chosen through a randomized selection process. Chosen applicants will receive $2,000 per household.  Applicants will need to provide their monthly income, and each applicant and household can only apply once.

More details about the application, eligibility, and RISE 1.0 funds were sent out in a press release on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

For more information about the RISE program, visit

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