Green Bay, Wis.—The Green Bay Packers Foundation awarded the UW-Green Bay Foundation-Student Emergency Grant Fund $25,000 to respond to the immediate needs of the students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The one-time grant will be distributed to those students in dire emergency brought on by the pandemic. Currently, emergency grants are being allocated to students who incurred expenses during Spring or Summer 2020. Funds are awarded for:
- Expenses for technology (internet, hotspot, printer, computer)
- Fees paid to end leases or pay rent for housing that you are not currently living in
- Food expenses due to campus dining or Campus Cupboard closures
- Overdue utility bills
- Purchase of additional course materials due to the moving online
- Childcare or health care costs due to COVID-19
- Other financial needs arising from individual and/or special circumstances to be determined on a case-by-case basis
“This has been an unprecedented year on multiple levels, and the impact on nonprofit organizations has been substantial,” said Bobbi Jo Eisenreich, secretary of the Green Bay Packers Foundation, in a letter to the University. “The Green Bay Packers Foundation would like to say thank you for the work UW-Green Bay Foundation-Student Emergency Grant Fund has been doing to respond to the immediate needs of the people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The University has had more than 1,000 requests for emergency funding since COVID-19 began to impact education at UW-Green Bay, according to Jennifer Jones, the University’s assistant vice chancellor for enrollment services.
“The gift from the Green Bay Packers Foundation will allow us to help students who are requesting assistance to meet needs like housing, food, basic household essentials and technology to complete school work,” she says. “There are many families who will be impacted by the consequences of this virus, and we are fortunate to have a community partner in the Packers that reaches out to help our students when they need it most.”