Financial Assistance

Food


Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - Food Stamps


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 for SNAP (PDF). Apply for SNAP online.

Basic Needs Directories


Basic needs resources can be found through both 2-1-1 and Aunt Bertha which are websites that allow you to type in your zip code and find food, health, housing, transportation, financial, employment, and other resources near you. 


Money


Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)


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 for TANF online.

Auxiliary Grant


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 for an auxiliary grant online.

Refugee Resettlement Program


For a limited time period, the state provides cash and medical assistance to eligible refugees through the Refugee Resettlement Program. Apply for Refugee Resettlement Program online.

Basic Needs Directories


Basic needs resources can be found through both 2-1-1 and Aunt Bertha which are websites that allow you to type in your zip code and find food, health, housing, transportation, financial, employment, and other resources near you. 


Health


Learn more about Medicaid, Medicare and the Health Insurance Market.

Basic Needs Directories


Basic needs resources can be found through 2-1-1 and Aunt Bertha which are websites that allow you to type in your zip code and find food, health, housing, transportation, financial, employment, and other resources near you. 


Energy Assistance (Heating & Cooling)


Energy costs related to heating and cooling a home can be expensive for some households. Heating assistance programs can help eligible households with the cost of purchasing oil, kerosene, propane, natural gas, coal, wood and electricity, as well as make repairs to heating units.

Cooling assistance programs can help with electricity, fans, window unit air conditioners and repairs. Apply for heating and cooling assistance online
 
EnergyShare heating and cooling help is limited help available toward eligible households' primary heating and cooling sources of electricity, gas, kerosene, oil and wood.  Call Hanover DSS at 804-365-4100.
 

Child Care


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 for child care assistance online.


Community Resources


Community Resources links citizens to available resources. Call 804-365-4300 for more information.