financial resources during COVID-19

COVID-19 Financial Resources

Members of the Family Economic Resource Management Program Work Team have identified the following resources on how to handle your finances during the current national emergency along with information on how to protect yourself from scams. 

Statewide Family Economics and Resource Management (FERM) Program Work Team Webpage

COVID-19 Financial Wellness Resources


To support families and help offset the cost of raising children during the coronavirus pandemic recovery effort, Congress expanded the Child Tax Credit through the American Rescue Plan Act to provide additional financial relief to millions of American families.

The Advance Child Tax Credit expansion provides more money to more children through automatic monthly payments distributed by the IRS beginning in July 2021.

While most Americans will automatically receive their Advance Child Tax Credit payments each month, you may need to provide information to the IRS in order to receive your money.

Learn whether you need to take additional steps to receive your credit, and more about this new benefit, including the top 5 things you may not know about the Advance Child Tax Credit


If you or someone you know or work with is having difficulty paying their rent, financial assistance may be available. The Emergency Rental Assistance program helps renters and landlords by providing money for housing costs through organizations in your community.

Not sure where to start? Our answers to common questions about Emergency Rental Assistance can help you learn:

  • How to apply for emergency rental assistance?
  • What emergency rental assistance covers?
  • If you are eligible for emergency rental assistance?
  • How to show that you are eligible?

If you’re having a hard time paying your rent during the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re not alone.

Find out what steps to take to get the help you need.


Additional Resources:


Nancy Reigelsperger
Financial/Energy Education
(607) 664-2573

Last updated June 23, 2021