The health, economic, and social impacts of COVID-19 have impacted faculty at UConn. The pandemic has also exacerbated existing social and economic inequities among our faculty members. While some faculty at UConn have been relatively unaffected by the pandemic during the past 9 months, others have been faced with significant challenges that show no sign of abating. Those most vulnerable tend to be women in the early stages of their careers, who, often out of necessity, have assumed more family responsibilities during this time.

Many members have contacted us to request that we find a way to support those UConn-AAUP members that have been the most impacted negatively by COVID-19. In response, the Chapter has set aside funds to provide financial assistance for the relief of extra expenses related to childcare, eldercare, housing, health care or to help off-set a COVID-related loss of income. To prioritize support for those in greatest need, funds will be distributed on a point system based on annual salary and length of service.

Salary Points
<$45,000 3
$45,000-$59,999 2
$60,000-$75,000 1
Membership Points
< 2 years 1
2-6 years 2
6+ years 3

Funds will be distributed in checks from UConn-AAUP to each faculty member. The amount provided per member will be between $300 and $500 until all funds are depleted

Points Award
2 $300
3 $350
4 $400
5 $450
6 $500

Eligibility:

  1. All UConn-AAUP members in good standing as of September 30, 2020
  2. Annual salary of less than $75,000
  3. Not current recipients of UConn-AAUP childcare funds
  4. One award per family
  5. Completed application (on-line submission) and W-9 Form (mailed or faxed)

Please note that this benefit is taxable and should be reported on your tax return.

Mail or Fax the completed W-9 From to:
Barbara Kratochvil
UConn-AAUP
1875 Storrs Road
Storrs, CT  06268
Fax: 860-487-0341

APPLICATION DEADLINE November 25,2020

(On-line submission of application form and Fax or postmark for W-9 Form)

Funds dispersed by December 18, 2020

First Name*

Last Name*

Department

AdjunctFull TimePre-Tenure

UConn Email

Personal Email

Home Address*

Address (line 2)

City* State* Zip*

Phone Number

AAUP Membership (Adjunct and Full Time Faculty) (please select one)
Less than two years2-6 Years6+ years

Salary Range
Less than $45,000$45,000 - $59,999$60,000 - $75,000

How are you planning to use these funds?
Child CareElder CareHousehold (Food, Rent, Utilities)Heath CareSupplement loss of incomeOther

Signature

Send W-9 Form by November 25th to:

Barbara Kratochvil
UConn-AAUP
1875 Storrs Road
Storrs, CT 06268

Or Fax: 860-487-0341