Employee Emergency Assistance Fund (EEAF)

The Employee Emergency Assistance Fund, comprised of philanthropic donations, provides limited non-primary financial assistance of up to $500* to meet immediate and essential needs of Texas Woman’s University employees experiencing a temporary hardship due to an emergency life situation.

*The University may allow higher amounts, not to exceed a 100% increase, based on multiple factors including funding availability, size of request and nature of emergency.


Applicants must:

  • Be a regular benefits eligible employee (faculty and staff) at the time of application and award.
  • Have continuous employment for at least 90 days prior to the date of application.
  • Have a temporary financial hardship due to an emergency life situation.

Temporary financial hardship is one caused by a defined, time-limited, specific event*, such as:

  • Natural disaster**
  • Death of a family member
  • Fire
  • Serious illness
  • Critical injury

*Although there may be clear need for assistance, emergency funding is not guaranteed and is based on demonstrated need, short term nature of the financial hardship, committee approval and available funds. The fund may be insufficient in case of widespread disasters, community crisis or war/terrorism. Partial awards of the original request amount may be awarded.

**Including university, local, state or federal declared emergencies.

Applications that contain fraudulent, misleading or inaccurate information will not be considered.

How your Donation will Help:

Your contribution to the Employee Emergency Assistance Fund (EEAF) will help Texas Woman’s University employees meet short term financial needs during a period of temporary hardship. By supporting the Employee Emergency Assistance Fund you can make a difference, when help is needed most during challenging times. All donations are tax deductible.

Donate Online:

Click here to donate through the Texas Woman’s University Foundation.

How to Apply:

  • Complete and print out the Employee Emergency Assistance Fund Application. All applications are treated as confidential to the extent possible.
  • Attach a copy of your most recent earnings statements and supporting documentation. Examples of supporting documentation might include: death certification, copy of related bills, police or fire report, letter from medical provider, etc.
  • Email acagle@twu.edu, Fax to 940-898-3566, send through interoffice mail, ATTN: EEAF Committee, to the Office of Human Resources or mail to Texas Woman’s University, ATTN: EEAF Committee, Office of Human Resources, PO Box 425739 Denton, TX 76204
  • Applicants may be contacted by the EEAF Committee for additional or missing information which may delay the application process.
  • In most cases, applicants will be notified of the EEAF Committee’s decision and/or status within 10 business days after the application is received.
  • If the application is approved, the check will be mailed to the address specified on the application. A W-9 form will be required to be completed by an employee that receives funds.

Selection Committee:

  • The selection committee will review all applications and determine approval or denial of the award. The seven (7) member committee will be appointed from one of the following: Staff Council, Faculty Senate and the appointment of one member from each divisional Vice-President.
  • The selection committee decision is final.
  • All personally identifiable information will be removed prior to the review of the selection committee.









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