Irpstart – COVID-19 Immediate Response Program

Employees of companies with Emergency Assistance Funds setup to provide financial assistance during times of hardship such as the COVID-19 crisis that we face, can visit the IRPStart website to apply for financial assistance through their company.

These funds are established by the employer and donated via employee contributions or employer direct contribution.

IRPStart Emergency Assistance Fund 

To get started with applying online employees can follow these brief instructions:

  • Visit
  • Find and click your company’s fund name
  • Enter your Access Code

***You should receive an Access Code from your employer, if you don’t know it please refer back to your employer.

  • Click the gray Submit button
  • Find your Fund and click to begin the application process
  • Complete the application and submit

IRPStart Immediate Response Program Details

The EAF is a 501c3 charity that assists employers with setting up employer sponsored disaster relief and employee hardship funds.  The Fund is offered at no cost to the employer and is monetarily funded via donations from employee deductions or employer direct contributions. 

Donations are made by employee contributions via payroll deduction, credit or debit card, check, by the employer mostly through a donation-matching program or direct contribution by the employer’s foundation or through fundraising events.

When Emergency Relief Funds are setup at they provide a swift and convenient way for financial assistance to get to each employee in need.  Funds can be allocated to an employee within a few days from applying.

Trained EAF personnel conduct a final application review to determine if they meet the criteria established specifically for the company’s ERF.  After review, the grant requests are either accepted or denied based on the objective criteria


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