Our application period is now closed.
If you are a current applicant seeking assistance or information related to the RAFT verification process, our team is actively responding to a high volume of calls and emails. We will be in communication with you as soon as possible.
If you have general questions regarding the Jewish Family Service Economic Mobility programs, please contact us at [email protected] or at (858) 637-7350. Due to the high volume of calls and emails, we are not able to respond to every inquiry. Thank you for your patience.
After providing our first cash distributions to families through the San Diego for Every Child Guaranteed Income Program, the need for expanded approaches to support more families, seniors on fixed incomes, and residents at risk of homelessness who suffered disproportionately from the COVID-19 pandemic emerged. RAFT has provided one-time cash distributions in the amount of $4,000 to families with children under 18 years of age and seniors 55 years of age and older, prioritizing those at risk of homelessness. RAFT addresses the growing need for flexible funds, connects recipients to resources that help them maximize the receipt of these funds, and supports them in planning for their future. The program serves residents of the 39 Health Equity zip codes of San Diego County and focuses on households earning 200% or less of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). The RAFT program is no longer accepting new applications.
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Important: Check for Emails and Phone Communications from Jewish Family Service.
Starting June 5th, our team began outreach to all applicants for the RAFT program. Please monitor the email and phone number you provided in your application for messages from Jewish Family Service. We are using these methods to notify you of your program status. All applicants will receive communication regarding their status including whether they are selected, not selected, or added to the waitlist. It is important that you await communication from our team. It is also critically important that you check this website for updated guidance and information.
|May 21:||RAFT application closed|
|May 30 – June 2:||The lottery selection process took place. This is to ensure that each applicant has a fair chance of being selected to participate in the program. Once applicants were randomly selected, they were assigned to a cohort to receive funding.|
|Beginning June 5:||If you were selected, you were contacted via the phone number and email address that you provided to verify the information included in your application. Additional documentation was requested to verify your identity, residency, and income in accordance with our Accepted Documents List. Verified applicants were then invited to attend a program Orientation.|
|June 30:||Payment disbursement made to Cohort 1|
|August 31:||Payment disbursement made to Cohort 2|
EXTENDED: SECOND COHORT
|September 30 or October 13:||Payment disbursement to extended second Cohort|
|November 3 or November 17:||Payment disbursement to extended second Cohort|
|December 14:||Payment disbursement to extended second Cohort|
If you have questions, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions link listed below. Additionally, we have received many messages from applicants for different types of services. For this reason, we have also included a list of Community Support Resources with information about food distribution, youth and family support, elder care, diaper distribution and so much more.
Please continue to reference our website for updated information and look for communications from the JFS Economic Mobility and Opportunity team.
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