The AISD Employee Disaster Relief Fund (EDRFund), assists employees who are experiencing a temporary emergency financial hardship due to a disaster or catastrophic event which is both unavoidable and unforeseen. Administered by the Human Capital Office, a maximum of $500 per family per year can be awarded.  

Requesting Assistance

To request assistance from the Employee Disaster Relief Fund, please read through and fully complete the Request for Disaster Relief Assistance Packet and return it to the Employee Assistance Programs Coordinator in the Benefits Office, located at CAC Suite E100. 


More detailed information about the Employee Disaster Relief Fund is presented in the Frequently Asked Questions PDF.

Additional Resources

Dial 211 for Essential Community Services

Austin ISD Employee Assistance Program


The applicant must establish the following:Must be a benefits-eligible employee;Unavoidable and unforeseen;Event not covered by insurance;Demonstrated lack of resources

The types of events which may qualify for EDRFund assistance include the following:

Catastrophic Property Losses Not Covered by Insurance;Expenses Due to Critical Injury or Serious Illness Not Covered by Insurance;Expenses Resulting from Sudden/Unexpected Death;Financial Hardship Incurred from Escaping Family Violence