COVID-19 Resource Links
During emergency and disaster situations, members of the low-income population may be affected disproportionately. Yellowstone Country Assistance Network is committed to our mandate as serving as a “clearinghouse on available resources” that will increase individuals’ and families’ ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a local, state, or national emergency.
Resources By Telephone
Wyoming 2-1-1, in partnership with the Wyoming Department of Health, is actively responding to the Coronavirus. If you require COVID-19 resources by phone, please dial 2-1-1 or 888-425-713
Housing and Utility Resources
Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
Do you rent your home in Wyoming and have been unable to make rent, internet, and utility payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic? You may be eligible for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), which opened on April 29 for applications at DFS.WYO.GOV/ERAP.
- Park County Contact: Hope Luthern Church (307) 754-4040
- Hot Springs County Contact: The Help Center ( 307) 864-3851
- Big Horn County Contact: CARES (307) 568-3334 Basin (307) 548-2300
- Washakie County Contact: WyoHelp (307)532-0269
ESG Housing Fund
The Wyoming Emergency Solutions Grant has financial assistance for those who are homeless or at risk of being homeless.
- Call Wyoming 2-1-1 or your county contact listed below.
- Park and Hot Springs Counties: (307) 672-0475 or (307) 751-5708
- Homeless or at Risk of Homelessness Flyer.
Cody Interfaith COVID-19 Relief Fund
- Available to Park County Residents
- Are you struggling to pay your rent, utilities, prescriptions, or other medical bills because of the COVID-19 pandemic?
- Cody Interfaith COVID-19 Relief Fund can help Call (307) 587-2696 or
- Click the link Apply Online
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
- Available to Meeteetse Wyoming Residents
- St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church has grant money available to help local Meeteetse residents who are struggling due to the Covid-19 virus. Contact Meeteetse Library with any questions or to pick up an application.
The Help Center at Common Ground (Hot Springs)
- One-Stop-Shop for assistance programs for Hot Springs County Residents
- The Help Center can assist with filling out applications for services.
- Open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 12:00 noon – 3 pm
- 124 North 5th Street, Thermopolis, WY 82443
- (307) 864-3851
YCAN- Park County Help
- We provide services to support family stability economic security in Park or Hot Springs County with access to our Case Management Portal. Community Partners may apply for assistance both short-term and long-term on behalf of clients they are case managing.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on becoming a community partner!
- Open Monday – Wednesday 9 am to 1 pm.
WyoHelp (Washakie County)
- Emergency Financial Assistance
- Available to Carbon, Crook, Goshen, Niobrara, Washakie, and Weston Counties
- Phone: 307-532-0269
- Email: email@example.com
- Apply online at https://www.wyohelp.com
Compass Center For Families (Big Horn County)
- Emergency Financial Assistance (housing, transportation, utilities, food, childcare, mental health, and substance abuse, clothes for work)
- Available to Big Horn County
- Phone: (307) 6842446
- Apply online at https://forms.gle/6KgNGdBTh5TyDrjB8
Salvation Army Funds
- Cody (307) 587-6246
- Powell (307) 899-4196
- Thermopolis (307) 864-3851
- Basin ( 307) 568-3883
FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel gives an overview of the Emergency Broadband Benefit.
Help Has Arrived: The Emergency Broadband Fund is now available to help eligible American households connect to broadband; the Emergency Connectivity Fund will soon help schools and libraries.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more.
About the Emergency Broadband Benefit
The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.
Who Is Eligible for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program?
A household is eligible if a member of the household meets one of the criteria below:
- Has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, or Lifeline;
- Approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision in the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year;
- Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;
- Experienced a substantial loss of income due to job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020 and the household had a total income in 2020 at or below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers; or
- Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program.
COVID-19 At-Home Testing
Wyoming offers free at-home COVID-19 testing through a company called Vault Health. These tests are available to Wyoming residents at no cost; insurance is not necessary.