Foundation for LPS accepting COVID-19 emergency assistance request

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The Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools is now accepting requests for emergency assistance from LPS students and their families affected by COVID-19.

Families of LPS students in need may request funds to help with:

  • Childcare
  • Medical Costs
  • Rent or Housing Costs
  • Utilities
  • Other emergencies as necessary

The form for assistance is available at After the online application is submitted, the request will be reviewed. If approved, payments will be made directly to the payee (i.e. the childcare provider, landlord, utility company, etc.) within 3-5 days of approval.

“We work hand-in-hand with the LPS staff at each school, who know these students and their families, to review every single request that comes through our office. These personal relationships make response rapid, efficient and achievable. The infrastructure already exists for us to review and process requests in days, all while maintaining social distancing critical to our community’s health and well-being,” Wendy Van DeLaCastro, president of the Foundation shared.

LPS Superintendent Steve Joel thanks The Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools for their efforts to assist students and families. “COVID-19 has the potential to significantly compromise the stability, safety and health of thousands of LPS students and their families,” said Joel. “We appreciate the community coming together during this time of need to support one another.

“We have set up the LPS: COVID-19 Crisis Response Fund to meet this need,” Van DeLaCastro. In partnership with LPS and other social services organizations in our community, the Foundation for LPS will collect and distribute these emergency funds.”

To request emergency assistance, LPS families affected by COVID-19 should go to: to fill out the online application.

To make a gift to the LPS: COVID-19 Crisis Response fund visit: or drop off a donation at any Union Bank & Trust branch location in Lincoln.