SNAP adds to the food
budgets of low-income households. Eligibility is based on income, resources, the
number of people in the household, student status and other information. Know
your rights when applying.
Basics needs resources can be found through Aunt Bertha which is a website that allows you to type in your
zip code and find food, health, housing and employment resources near you.
TANF provides cash
assistance to families with children who do not have support from one or both
parents or guardians due to unemployment or underemployment, death, absence and
divorce. TANF encourages parents and guardians to achieve financial
independence through participation in employment-related activities, education,
training and other support services. Apply online.
Cash assistance for families or service providers may be available
during specific emergencies. This emergency or diversionary assistance to needy
families is time-limited and is offered in place of TANF payments. Apply online.
Auxiliary grants provide additional income to a Supplemental Security Income
(SSI) recipient or adult who would be eligible for SSI were it not for excess
income, and who resides in an assisted living facility or adult foster care
home. Apply online
For a limited time period, the state provides cash and medical assistance to
eligible refugees through the refugee resettlement program. Apply online.
Basics needs resources can be found through Aunt Bertha which is a website that allows you to type in your zip code and find food, health, housing and employment resources near you.
Learn about Medicare, Medicaid, and Health Insurance Market
Energy costs related to heating and cooling a home can be prohibitively
expensive for some households. Heating assistance programs can help eligible households
underwrite the costs of purchasing oil, kerosene, propane, natural gas, coal,
wood and electricity, as well as making repairs to heating units. Cooling
assistance programs can help with electricity, fans, window unit air
conditioners and repairs. Apply online.
assistance can make it easier for low-income parents to work or go to school by
helping with the daycare costs for children up to 13 years of age. Apply online.
Community Resources links citizens to available resources. Call (804)
365-4300 for more information.
Know Your Rights SNAP Food Assistance