UPDATED July 7, 2020:

Benefit Programs

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Benefit ProgramsBenefits programs are for those individuals who are in need of temporary financial assistance. All recipients, therefore, must meet certain income eligibility requirements.

Auxiliary Grants.
Provides supplemental income to low income individuals who are aged, blind, or disabled and reside in an assisted living facility (ALF) or adult foster care homes (AFCH).

Child Day Care Services.
Day care payments provided, so parent(s) can work or train for employment

Energy Assistance.
Assists with heating costs for elderly, disabled, needy families and individuals. Includes emergency assistance (repairs, fuel, etc.)

Pays medical service providers for medical services rendered to eligible individuals.

Refugee Assistance.
Cash payments and medical assistance for refugees recently entering the country.

SNAP Benefits.       (Click here for Note to SNAP Applicants)
Permits low-income households to have a more nutritious diet through normal channels of trade by increasing the food purchasing power for eligible households..

Temporary Assistance to Needy Families.
Provides assistance to needy families so that:

  • Children may be cared for in their own homes or in the homes of relatives.
  • End the dependence of needy parents on government benefits by promoting job preparation, work and marriage.
  • Prevent and reduce the incidence of out-of-wedlock pregnancies.
  • Encourage the formation and maintenance of two parent families.




In accordance with the Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs, or disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write to:

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Director, Office of Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

or call (866) 632-9992 (voice) or (800) 877-8339 (Federal Relay Service), or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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