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Frequently Asked Questions
1Who is eligible for the American Relief Grant?
You are eligible for the American Relief Grant if you meet the following qualifications:

1) You are a citizen of the United States.

2) You are at least 18 years old.

There are no other requirements. We want to help as many people as possible affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
2How much is the American Relief Grant?
$5,000.
3How do you decide who is awarded the American Relief Grant?
American Relief Grants are awarded on a first-come first-serve basis.
4If I am awarded the American Relief Grant, how do I receive the funds?
A check will be mailed to the mailing address provided on the application.
5How long will you be giving away $5,000 American Relief Grants?
American Relief Grants will be given away until we run out of funds. When we run out of funds, the application will be closed and all applicants will be notified.
6Does the American Relief Grant have to be paid back?
No, the American Relief Grant does not have to be paid back.
7After I apply will you notify me if I am awarded or denied the American Relief Grant?
Yes, we will notify you via email if you are awarded or denied the American Relief Grant.

Be sure to add hello@americanrelief.org to your contact list so that our email notifications do not go to the spam/junk email folder.
8How long does it take to be notified if I was awarded or denied the American Relief Grant?
Please allow 4 to 8 weeks after submitting your application to be notified by email if you were awarded or denied the American Relief Grant.

Be sure to add hello@americanrelief.org to your contact list so that our email notifications do not go to the spam/junk email folder.
9After I apply, how do I check my current status?
You cannot check the status of your application. Within 4 to 8 weeks of submitting your application you will be notified by email if you were awarded or denied the American Relief Grant.

Be sure to add hello@americanrelief.org to your contact list so that our email notifications do not go to the spam/junk email folder.
10Can business owners apply for the American Relief Grant?
Yes. The American Relief Grant is available for all individuals in the United States, including business owners. The application does not ask whether or not you own a business.
11Once I have been awarded the American Relief Grant, how long does it take for my check to arrive?
Once you have been notified via email that you have been awarded the American Relief Grant, it takes 7 to 10 days for your check to arrive.
12Are there any restrictions on how the funds can be used?
No, there are no restrictions.
13What if I make a mistake on the application? Can I re-apply?
Yes, if you make a mistake on the application you can re-apply and you will not lose your spot.
14Can I receive more than one American Relief Grant?
No, you can only receive one American Relief Grant.
15How do I apply?
Click Here to apply for the American Relief Grant.
16If I have questions, how do I contact you?
You can contact us by sending an email to hello@americanrelief.org. Unfortunately, we do not have the manpower to handle hundreds of thousands of inquiries. Therefore, we cannot respond to everyone individually. Reoccurring questions and the associated answers will be added to this website.

For media inquires, including interview requests with franchisees who helped fund the American Relief Fund, please email us at media@americanrelief.org.