For employees who experience severe financial impacts due to COVID-19

Many of our more than 28,000 employees are being financially impacted by COVID-19 in ways we never imagined. As the lifeblood of our great university, the USC Employee Support Fund was setup to provide support for these employees.

Employees with an immediate need for financial assistance may request emergency funds made available by the USC Employee Support Fund. Emergency funds should be considered only after other avenues have been exhausted.

This Office of Human Resources, in partnership with Campus Support and Intervention (CSI), is administering the program.


  • All currently employed full-time and part-time employees, regardless of length of service.

Policy Details

  • The University will make every effort to review applications as quickly as possible. If approved, the grant amount will be distributed to you by check or direct deposit within 3 business days of approval of your request. 
  • The Office of Human Resources and CSI reserve full discretion as to the amount and decision to award any emergency funds.

Emergency Fund Application Form

Please fill out the form below and the Office of Campus Support and Intervention will contact you.

  • Please let us know which USC department or division you belong to.
  • Please select one
  • Please provide your Employee ID, which can be found by viewing your profile in Workday. If you do not have an Employee ID, please enter your USC ID.
  • Your employee ID can be found by viewing your profile in Workday.
  • If you do not have an Employee ID, please enter your USC ID.
  • Summarize Your Request

    Please use the space below to summarize your request for funding as a result of the impact of COVID-19. Be specific in describing your need for financial assistance, including the expenses the emergency funding would be used for, and the other avenues for funding that you exhausted before requesting the emergency funding.
  • Supporting Documentation

    When applicable and available, please upload any supporting expense documentation that you believe would be helpful in the review of your application. Supporting information and documentation may also be requested after your request is submitted.
  • Drop files here or
  • Emergency fund amount you are requesting.