Chancellor’s Emergency Fund

The Chancellor’s Emergency Fund is available for all UCI employees. Employees impacted by a natural disaster, fire, flood, mold or other emergency that affects their ability to live in their home for a period of time can apply for a grant of up to $2,000 for expenses not covered by insurance or another source.

Allowable expenses can include:

  • Living expenses such as food, shelter, clothing
  • Rent payments, primary residence repairs, or mortgage payments
  • Assistance with medical insurance out-of-pocket costs or co-pays
  • Equipment costs for working or providing schooling at home

Grant amounts are up to $2,000, based upon the extent of need and available funding. Grants will be awarded as a tax-free lump sum payment processed through UCI accounts payable.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and employees will be notified of the status of their application generally within four business days.

In order to ensure that grant funds under this program remain tax-free, UCI requires that the funds be used for the purposes stated above. By applying for these funds, and accepting such funds if awarded, the employee certifies that all such funds awarded to them under this program will solely be used for expenses as outlined above and that such expenses do not qualify for reimbursement from another source, such as personal insurance coverage. Please retain your receipts for all expenses purchased using these funds. UCI reserves the right to request such receipts to verify allowable expenses under this program.

To apply for a Chancellor’s Emergency Fund grant, please complete the following information. Your application and all information contained herein will be kept confidential.