Financial Help and Other Resources for Feds Dealing with COVID-19


NFFE wants to be sure our members know how to receive help and access resources through the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA), the only 501c3 charity by and for federal civilian employees. We encourage you to share this information with other federal employees and contact FEEA with any questions at

FEEA is assisting federal employees during the coronavirus pandemic in three specific ways:

1.)  Providing grants up to $500 to feds earning less than $50,000/year, and no-fee, no-interest hardship loans of up to $1,000 to feds earning over $50,000/year, who have exhausted available leave and have LWOP due to their own or a family member’s serious illness with COVID-19.

Feds with salaries under $50,000/year may be eligible for a $500 grant/$500 loan combination. The salary limit for grants may be expanded if additional funding becomes available. Application is through the loan program and grants will be offered to qualified applicants.

More information and application link at

2.)  Providing bridge grants to spouses and/or children of federal employees who have passed away due to COVID-19. Family members, HR representatives, or Union/Association leaders can email FEEA at for more information.

3.)  Providing a resource page for federal employees at: The page is updated and added to regularly and currently covers the following areas:

⦁ Federal Employee Resources
⦁ Public Health Institution Resources
⦁ Federal Agency Resources for All Americans
⦁ Federal Sector News and Other Resources
⦁ Managing Anxiety, Stress, and Isolation
⦁ Telework Tips
⦁ Educational Resources for Elementary and Middle School Students
⦁ Educational Resources for High School Students
⦁ Navigating Financial Struggles
⦁ Ideas to Help Pass the Time