ROCU APPLICATION FOR COVID-19 GRANT

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES
U.S. Citizens Only

Applicants must be able to document participation in the following areas:
• Have at least 4 years of consistent employment in the music industry
• Be a touring or crew personnel, both front of house or backstage staff, who makes 75% or more of your income from this field
• Have worked for a national recording artist or national tour/festival(s)
• We strongly encourage  ROCU members to apply

Please include the following items with the completed application (Applications will not be processed without this information)
• A biography, resume, or discography (in .pdf form)
• Documentation of loss of income (copy of your contract, links to event sites listing your involvement in the canceled event, letter/email from employer identifying cancellation, etc.)
• proof of identification (driver’s license, passport, etc.)

Once the application is received by R.O.C.U., our staff will contact the applicant to review the application and gather additional information if necessary. A summary of the application will be compiled and forwarded to the R.O.C.U. Grant Review Committee for approval. The applicant will be notified of the committee’s decision within 4 – 8 weeks.

Please allow 7 – 14 business days for processing

Keep an eye on your inbox. Please understand that we may have received hundreds of applications and are moving as fast as we can to present pay outs to as many people possible. This may take a while.

This one-time $500 grant will be awarded on a case-by-case basis.

Only one application per person or per address

Due to COVID-19 we are only receiving applications online.

R.O.C.U. 2020 Grant will not:
• Offer grants to or pay out grants to a company
• Share your information with any outside entity or company

Note: Deadline for receiving applications will be APRIL 30, 2021. Applications are accepted on a first-come first-serve basis and will be open until funds are completely distributed.

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* 1. Full Name (Last, First, Middle)

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* 2. Spouse/Partner Name

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* 4. Number of Dependents and their Age (under 21)

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* 5. Contact Information

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* 6. Mailing Address (if different from address above)

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* 7. Date of Birth 

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* 8. Social Securtiy Nmber

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* 9. Ethnicity

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* 10. Monthly Household Income Prior to COVID-19

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* 11. How many years have you been employed in the Live Music/Entertainment Industry

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* 12. What is your position in the Live Music/Entertainment Industry

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* 13. Please provide your work history in the Live Music/Entertainment Industry with a brief timeline

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* 14. What was the last date you worked in the Live Music/Entertainment Industry

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* 15. Are you currently employed outside of the Live Music/Entertainment Industry? If yes, Where?

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* 16. List 2 people who can verify that you are out of work due to COVID-19 and that you have worked in the Live Music/Entertainment Industry within the past 5 years. List Name, phone number and email address for each reference.

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* 17. Briefly describe how you were affected financially by COVID-19

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* 18. Are you a member of Roadies Of Color United?

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* 19. Proof of Identification Passport or Drivers license

PDF, DOC, DOCX, PNG, JPG, JPEG, GIF file types only.
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* 20. Documentation of loss of income (copy of your contract, links to event sites listing your involvement in the canceled event, letter/email from employer identifying cancellation, etc.)

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* 21. If approved please select a preferred payment method

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* 22. Enter your user name from the above selected payment method

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* 23. I hereby certify that I have answered the foregoing questions to the best of my knowledge and ability. The facts herein stated are true and I understand that any misrepresentation of this information may disqualify me for any assistance from R.O.C.U. 

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* 24. If you have any questions or comments  leave your comment here you may also call our service number  509-479-4234

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