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COVID-19 Resources

Links and resources that students may need while school is not in session as a result of COVID-19.

This page will be regularly updated. 

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Resources from Austin ISD

Austin ISD Resources

Resources for Students & Family

City of Austin Updates

Unemployment Benefits

If you have a family member that has lost their job due to the impact of COVID-19, they may qualify for unemployment benefits.

COVID-19 Updates

The CDC continues to update the status of the coronavirus and advise proper precautions to protect yourself and your family.

Goodwill Central Texas

2020 Census Jobs

Austin Job Opportunities

Workforce Solutions Capital Area

Workforce Solutions Rural

Home Internet Access

Internet Essentials offers affordable Internet to eligible low-income families. Please use the promo code "TRIO2020". The first two months of this service will be free. The monthly rate is $9.95, but participants may cancel the service at any time.

College Advising

ADVi provides answers to general questions about applying to college, financial aid, the FAFSA and TASFA, scholarships, and much more.

Staying Connected


Zoom is a video and audio conference platform. This allows the Upward Bound staff to contact you via your mobile phone or computer. This is is helpful for video meetings and conference calls.

Food Assistance

Austin ISD Summer Meal Program

Central Texas Food Bank

Angel House / Austin Baptist Chapel

Provides sack breakfast from 9:30-10 AM and sack lunches 11 AM-12:30 PM. No inside dining room, no restroom, no shower, and no clothing ministry currently.

El Buen Samaritano Food Pantry

Will be open Tuesdays-Thursdays from 9-11AM. Food will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Our bilingual staff is available to assist you in both English and Spanish. Currently, we do not require documentation of any kind.

Your Texas Benefits

If your child receives free lunch at school, fill out this could receive up to $285 per child for food. It will be sent to you in a P-EBT card. Even if you have never received any type of assistance you could still qualify.


Ascension Texas COVID-19 Line


Austin ISD Crisis Support Fund

If your child is uninsured and doesn't receive free/reduced lunch, the AISD Crisis Support Fund is providing vouchers to families to receive telemedicine care for free.


Austin Rental Assistance

Housing Works Austin

Austin Utilities COVID19 Info