Food & Nutrition– Most assistance programs for food and nutrition are administered at the state and local level but there are some national websites with information on how to find the right program tailored for your financial needs. Here are some links to help you put food on the table:
- Nutrition.gov provides easy access to vetted food and nutrition information from across the federal government. It serves as a gateway to reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety for consumers.
- Claim your Free Household Samplesprovides you with the opportunity to receive many free samples for all those expensive household supplies, such as laundry detergent, air freshener, and more! (sponsored listing)
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: To apply for SNAP benefits, you must fill out an application and return it to a local SNAP office. Each State has a different application. This helpful map of the states will assist in finding the location of local SNAP offices. (SNAP)
- The Emergency Food Assistance Program is a Federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans, including elderly people, by providing them with emergency food and nutrition assistance at no cost. It provides food and administrative funds to States to supplement the diets of these groups. (TEFAP)
- Coupons for Household Expenses – You could possibly save money on your monthly household bills by claiming your free coupons for groceries and more! (sponsored listing)
- The Commodity Supplemental Food Program serves about 595,000 low-income people each month, and is the only USDA nutrition program that provides monthly food assistance specially targeted at low-income senior. (CSFP)
Energy & Utilites?- While most programs are at the state level there are some federal assistance programs available to citizens to help them lower their energy and utility costs:
- The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program helps keep families safe and healthy through initiatives that assist families with energy costs. The program provides federally funded assistance in managing costs associated with:
- Home energy bills
- Energy crises
- Weatherization and energy-related minor home repairs?
- Coupons for Household Expenses – Save money on your monthly household bills by claiming your free coupons for groceries and more! (sponsored listing)
- FHA’s Energy Efficient Mortgage program helps homebuyers or homeowners save money on utility bills by enabling them to finance the cost of adding energy efficiency features to new or existing housing as part of their FHA insured home purchase or refinancing mortgage. (EEM)
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Economic Hardship- Are you suffering from economic hardship and need help catching up with bills? There are Federal, State and local programs availlable to help you through these tough times. You may have to fill out some forms, but there is government money available for you and your family.
These links will help you on the road to economic recovery:
- Hardest Hit Fund – The housing crisis that began in 2007 led to unprecedented home price declines and sustained and higher unemployment in certain parts of the country. Families in these areas have been particularly hard hit by this crisis as they have struggled to make their monthly mortgage payments and grappled with deeply underwater mortgages. The HHF provides $7.6 billion to the 18 hardest hit states, plus the District of Columbia, to develop locally-tailored programs to assist struggling homeowners in their communities. (HHF)
- State Temporary Cash Assistance Funds– program provides temporary financial assistance for pregnant women and families with one or more dependent children. TANF provides financial assistance to help pay for food, shelter, utilities, and expenses other than medical. (TCA)
- Supplement Your Income- Work from Home Opportunities– If you are in need of some additional cash to help pay off bills, work from home jobs offer the opportunity to earn some additional income, while working flexible hours from your home. (sponsored listing)
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families– program is designed to help needy families achieve self-sufficiency. States receive block grants to design and operate programs that accomplish one of the purposes of the TANF program. (TANF)
- American Public Human Services Association –APHSA pursues excellence in health and human services by supporting state and local agencies, informing policymakers, and working with our partners to drive innovative, integrated, and efficient solutions in policy and practice. (APHSA)
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- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. SNAP is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net. The Food and Nutrition Service works with State agencies, nutrition educators, and neighborhood and faith-based organizations to ensure that those eligible for nutrition assistance can make informed decisions about applying for the program and can access benefits. (SNAP)