- You must be a current faculty or staff member, consolidated services employee (CU Anschutz Medical Campus), researcher, or faculty member on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus or CU Denver Campus to qualify.
- If you are an undergraduate or graduate student employed by CU Denver and your primary reason for being at CU Denver is to be a student, you should apply through the Loving Lynx Emergency Fund
- If you are a student employed by CU Anschutz Medical Campus and your primary reason for being at CU Anschutz Medical Campus is to be a student, you should apply through the CU Anschutz Shares site
- You must be in good standing with the university.
The value of the grant will range according to the needs of the individual, but in no case will be greater than $2,500. Awards are dependent upon available funds.
What expenses can be covered through the emergency fund?
Due to IRS rules the following are considered allowable expenses: those directly related to the federal disaster emergency not covered by insurance: housing expenses, clothing, hygiene items, food, medical, mental health or dental expenses, including unplanned travel expenses related necessary to receive medical care, to self-quarantine or isolate. Safety-related needs created by the emergency such as change of locks, legal assistance, court fees, etc. Also, funds can be for emergency, non-recurring childcare costs for staff and faculty who are required to work on campus.
What expenses are typically not covered by the emergency fund?
- IT needs, such as home internet expenses, software, or hardware
- Personal expenses that are not caused by the wildfire an emergency situation
- Credit card debts
- Penalties, fines, parking or other tickets.
- Non-essential expenses.
- Expenses due to a lack of planning or overspending