Community Resources

Education Resources

SJ Aspires

San José is able to provide high school students a uniquely impactful experience by giving students access to a self-guided curriculum, supplemental support and guidance, and micro-scholarships as they become college and career-ready adults. To learn more, volunteer, donate or partner on this initiative, visit here.

Student Help

Take advantage of ongoing educational programs, online resources, books, and other materials and access free virtual homework clubs and online help from a librarian.

Staying Healthy During the Pandemic

Where to Get Free Vaccinations in Santa Clara County

Here is information from the County in five different languages about where and when you can get free vaccines, information about the vaccines themselves and the free transportation options to get there. Click here to see the most updated vaccination information.

Do you need affordable health coverage?

Santa Clara Family Health Plan (SCFHP) offers no-cost or low-cost health coverage for children and adults living in Santa Clara County. Like most affordable healthcare plans, the programs offered have different eligibility and income requirements. Check if you’re eligible.

Economic Resources

Small Business Recovery Information

Visit here for small business recovery help. This webpage has compiled many of the helpful resources needed for small businesses to get back on their feet. It includes information on how to apply for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, the Economic Injury Disaster Program (EIDL) Loan Program, the Paycheck Protection Program and so much more.

Free File: Do your Federal Taxes for Free

IRS Free File lets you prepare and file your federal income tax online for free. File at an IRS partner site with the IRS Free File Program or use Free File Fillable Forms. It’s safe, easy and no cost to you.

2021 Tax Help at San José Public Libraries

If you earned less than $57,000 a year, visit here to receive free help from expert volunteers in filling out your taxes this year.

Family Resources

Find Food for Your Family

CalFresh Food is a nutrition program for California residents with low income that increases your food budget. It allows you to buy healthy food at most stores, such as food outlets, grocery stores, farmers markets and some restaurants. Learn more here.

Women's Shelters in San Jose, California

Here is a listing of local: women’s shelters, family shelters, transitional housing, residential treatment centers and other residential services for women.

How to Save Money on Water Amid Fast-Rising Rates

Landscape Rebates

This program is designed to encourage residents and businesses to convert approved high-water use landscape, such as lawns and pools, to low-water use landscape, as well as to retrofit existing irrigation equipment with approved high-efficiency irrigation equipment.

Graywater Rebate

Through Valley Water’s Graywater Rebate Program, receive up to $400 to install a Graywater Laundry-to-Landscape System to make your landscape more resilient with a local, sustainable water supply.

Local Graywater Installation Companies:

Bay Maples

Greywater Landscape Design

Housing & Rent Assistance

CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program

The CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program is designed to help low-income Californians through the payment of unpaid rent to landlords. Funding for this program comes from the $2.6 billion in federal rental assistance. Renters and landlords can apply here.

If You are At Risk of Losing Your Housing

You can apply for rental assistance through the Santa Clara County Homeless Prevention System at PreventHomelessness.org or call (408) 926-8885 to be connected to a local partner.

Symbium Build

Check if your California property is eligible for an accessory dwelling unit. Learn about the cost and next steps for getting your ADU designed, approved, and built.

San Jose Scaling ADU’s Pilot program

You may qualify for a 0% interest loan for six months to finance your ADU. This pilot program is on a first come – first serve, basis. See if you qualify here.

Tech Resources

Emergency Broadband Benefit

The EBB is a temporary program that can pay $50 every month toward the cost of your Internet service, and it is available to all families who lost some income in the last year and earn less than $198,000, among others. Apply for the discount here.


Lifeline is a federal program that lowers the monthly cost of phone and internet. Eligible customers will get up to $9.25 toward their bill. You can only use Lifeline for either phone or internet, but not both. Learn more here.

Homelessness Resources

If you know or see someone who is currently homeless, have them call the Santa Clara County homeless hotline at (408) 278-6420 to be referred to a program or placed on a waitlist to help them find housing.

Mayfair Community Programs

Amigos de Guadalupe Center for Justice and Empowerment offers rental assistance to those who qualify. Since the start of the program, they have given out nearly two million dollars to vulnerable families in the Mayfair community. Apply below: