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. Apply online.
Basic 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.
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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.
Child care 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.
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