Application period opens for Calista CARES Act Financial Assistance

Calista (cha-LIS-tah) Corporation has opened the application period for its 34,500 Shareholders to apply for CARES Act financial assistance.

Eligible Shareholders who apply by the Nov. 15 deadline will receive a payment of $325 per Shareholder on December 8. Applications may be filed on behalf of a minor/dependent.

The online application form is located at

All Calista Shareholders—regardless of age—who experienced financial harm due to the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible to apply. The financial harm must have occurred between March 2020 and December 2021.

Calista is using an online application form for quicker processing and reduced costs. The form can be completed quickly and easily on smartphones, tablets or computers. The mobile-friendly application uses less than 2MB of data. Calista encourages Shareholders who have internet access to assist those who do not.

When applying online, Shareholders will need to provide their enrollment number, full name and date of birth. Calista mailed a letter providing each Shareholder with his/her enrollment number in late September. Shareholders can also log into to view his/her individual enrollment number, and for a designated minor/dependent. A parent/guardian can find a minor/dependent enrollment number under the My Wards section. The enrollment number is stated as “Calista ID” in the “Shareholder Confirmation Report.”

Calista Shareholders may get additional information and review frequently asked questions, such as what qualifies as a financial hardship, at: