Financial Assistance & Basic Needs

    Results: 52

  • Baby Clothing (7)
    BM-6500.1500-100

    Baby Clothing

    BM-6500.1500-100

    Programs that pay for or provide new or secondhand clothing and layettes for infants and young children.
  • Birth Certificate Fee Payment Assistance (1)
    DF-7020.1000

    Birth Certificate Fee Payment Assistance

    DF-7020.1000

    Programs that provide financial assistance to help people pay for a copy of a birth certificate in situations where they cannot otherwise afford one.
  • Christmas Baskets (2)
    PH-2950.1500-120

    Christmas Baskets

    PH-2950.1500-120

    Programs, generally supported by donations from the community, that attempt to facilitate enjoyment of the Christmas season by low-income community residents through distribution of food baskets which usually contain a ham, turkey or other meat and all of the trimmings for a Christmas dinner (or vouchers to purchase these items) and occasionally gifts for children or other family members.
  • Christmas Meals (3)
    PH-2950.1500-200

    Christmas Meals

    PH-2950.1500-200

    Programs that provide a hot Christmas meal in a congregate setting for low-income and homeless individuals and families who might otherwise have no opportunity to celebrate the holidays. Also included are programs that deliver Christmas meals to people's homes.
  • Dental Care Expense Assistance (1)
    LH-5100.1700

    Dental Care Expense Assistance

    LH-5100.1700

    Programs that pay the dental bills of people who are unable to obtain necessary dental care without assistance. Also included are programs that provide vouchers which enable eligible individuals to obtain dental care. Dental bill payment assistance programs may have age, income, disability, need or other eligibility requirements.
  • Diapers (6)
    BM-6500.1500-150

    Diapers

    BM-6500.1500-150

    Programs that pay for or provide cloth or disposable diapers.
  • Donation Pickups (6)
    TI-2100

    Donation Pickups

    TI-2100

    Organizations that operate vans and trucks which pick up and remove unwanted personal and household goods, office equipment and supplies and other items from homes and businesses.
  • Electric Service Payment Assistance (38)
    BV-8900.9300-180

    Electric Service Payment Assistance

    BV-8900.9300-180

    Programs that pay all or a portion of the electric service expenses of people whose electricity has been or is at risk of being shut off. Also included are non-emergency programs like those funded through the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), also referred to as LIEAP or HEAP in some states, that provide home energy assistance, generally in the form of a credit, for low-income households that apply. The assistance is usually available once per calendar year (or heating season). Electric service payment assistance programs may have age, income, disability, need or other eligibility requirements.
  • Fans (3)
    BM-3000.0500-200

    Fans

    BM-3000.0500-200

    Programs that pay for or provide new or reconditioned fans that people can use during hot weather.
  • Financial Management Workshops (21)
    DM-2000

    Financial Management Workshops

    DM-2000

    Programs that provide educational workshops for individuals, families, business owners and others that deal with the essentials of money management, asset building and financial independence. The classes may address a wide variety of money management issues including banking services, consumer credit lending, debt consolidation/repayment, bankruptcy, small business development, retirement planning, investment management, savings, risk management, tax and estate law and other similar topics.
  • Food Pantries (94)
    BD-1800.2000

    Food Pantries

    BD-1800.2000

    Programs that acquire food products through donations, canned food drives, food bank programs or direct purchase and distribute the food to people who are in emergency situations. Some pantries deliver food to people whose disabilities or illnesses make it difficult for them to leave home.
  • Food Supplements (1)
    BD-1800.8200-200

    Food Supplements

    BD-1800.8200-200

    Programs that provide liquid nutrition supplements for older adults and/or people with disabilities who, for medical reasons, are unable to derive sufficient nutrients from a regular diet. Also included are programs that provide high calorie liquid supplements needed by cancer patients and others who have difficulty swallowing, digesting or keeping solid foods down.
  • Formula/Baby Food (27)
    BD-1800.8200-250

    Formula/Baby Food

    BD-1800.8200-250

    Programs that supply infant formula and/or baby food, usually in addition to other groceries.
  • Free School Supplies (8)
    HL-8120.7800-200

    Free School Supplies

    HL-8120.7800-200

    Programs that provide textbooks and other essential educational supplies at no cost for students who cannot afford to purchase them.
  • Funding (2)
    TB-0700.2200

    Funding

    TB-0700.2200

    The purposes for which grant dollars provided by foundations and other funding organizations are designated (e.g., capital support, endowments, research) and/or the types of activities organizations engage in to fund their programs (e.g., nonprofit retail stores).
  • Furniture (3)
    BM-3000.2000

    Furniture

    BM-3000.2000

    Programs that pay for or provide new or secondhand sofas, chairs, tables, beds, dressers and other necessary home furnishings.
  • Gas Money (4)
    BT-8300.2500

    Gas Money

    BT-8300.2500

    Programs that provide money or vouchers to purchase gasoline, most frequently for individuals who need their automobile for necessary local or out-of-town travel but cannot afford to run their vehicle without assistance, but occasionally for people driving through the local area who have become stranded.
  • Gas Service Payment Assistance (28)
    BV-8900.9300-250

    Gas Service Payment Assistance

    BV-8900.9300-250

    Programs that pay all or a portion of the gas service expenses of people whose gas has been or is at risk of being shut off. Also included are non-emergency programs like those funded through the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), also referred to as LIEAP or HEAP in some states, that provide home energy assistance, generally in the form of a credit, for low-income households that apply. The assistance is usually available once per calendar year (or heating season). Gas service payment assistance programs may have age, income, disability, need or other eligibility requirements.
  • General Appliance Provision (1)
    BM-3000.0500-250

    General Appliance Provision

    BM-3000.0500-250

    Programs that provide appliances for people who need them. Available items depend on what has been donated and is on hand at any given time.
  • Government Subsidized Private Rental Housing Listings (1)
    BH-3900.3050-250

    Government Subsidized Private Rental Housing Listings

    BH-3900.3050-250

    Programs that maintain lists of privately owned apartment buildings that offer housing units at below market rates because public funding was used to develop the complex.
  • Health Insurance Premium Assistance (1)
    LH-5100.3000

    Health Insurance Premium Assistance

    LH-5100.3000

    Programs that make health insurance payments for individuals who are at risk for losing their health, dental and/or vision care coverage and who meet age, income, disability, need or other requirements. Some programs may also provide assistance with deductibles and co-pays.
  • Heating Fuel Payment Assistance (15)
    BV-8900.9300-300

    Heating Fuel Payment Assistance

    BV-8900.9300-300

    Programs that pay all or a portion of the home heating fuel expenses of people who are unable to purchase the resources to heat their homes without assistance. Also included are non-emergency programs like those funded through the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), also referred to as LIEAP or HEAP in some states, that provide home energy assistance for low-income households that apply, usually once per calendar year; and programs that pay for firewood, propane, butane, kerosene, coal or other bulk fuels that are used for heating or cooking purposes in situations where people have no other means of acquiring them. Heating fuel payment assistance programs may have age, income, disability, need or other eligibility requirements.
  • Holiday Gifts/Toys (2)
    PH-2950.3200

    Holiday Gifts/Toys

    PH-2950.3200

    Programs, generally supported by donations from the community, that provide gifts such as clothing, toys and other items to help low income individuals and families, older adults, hospital patients and others celebrate any of the annual holidays.
  • Home Delivered Meals (2)
    BD-5000.3500

    Home Delivered Meals

    BD-5000.3500

    Programs that prepare and deliver regular meals to older adults and people with disabilities who are unable to shop and/or prepare the food for themselves or travel to a site where a meal is being served.
  • Homebuyer/Home Purchase Counseling (6)
    BH-3700.3000

    Homebuyer/Home Purchase Counseling

    BH-3700.3000

    Programs that help people who want to purchase a home evaluate their readiness for homeownership, shop for housing that meets their needs, resolve potential credit problems, analyze specific home purchase offers, obtain a mortgage loan with advantageous interest rates and an affordable monthly payment, and complete the paperwork to close the loan and complete the sale. Also included are programs that provide assistance for people who want to refinance a home.
  • Homeless Drop In Centers (1)
    BH-1800.3500

    Homeless Drop In Centers

    BH-1800.3500

    Centers where homeless people can spend time during the day or evening. Services may include counseling and/or medication monitoring on a formal or informal basis; personal hygiene supplies; facilities for showering, shaving, napping, laundering clothes, making necessary telephone calls or attending to other personal needs; and other basic supportive services. Some centers may also provide meals or facilities for cooking. Programs that focus on homeless youth may provide case management, living skills training, family reunification assistance, classes and other educational supports, pre-employment training, health education (including HIV prevention), help in obtaining valid ID and other services that help youth successfully exit street life and transition to independent living.
  • Housing Down Payment Loans/Grants (2)
    BH-3500.3500

    Housing Down Payment Loans/Grants

    BH-3500.3500

    Programs that provide cash grants or loans for people who want to purchase or build a home and need all or a portion of the amount that is required to make a down payment on the home or property. Included are conventional loans, deferred loans (in which payments are deferred until the home is sold) and forgivable loans (in which all or a part of the loan is forgiven if the borrower resides in the home for a specified period of time).
  • Maternity Clothing (6)
    BM-6500.1500-500

    Maternity Clothing

    BM-6500.1500-500

    Programs that pay for or provide clothing that women can wear during pregnancy.
  • Medical Care Expense Assistance (1)
    LH-5100.5000

    Medical Care Expense Assistance

    LH-5100.5000

    Programs that pay the hospital bills, doctor bills, laboratory expenses or other health care expenses of people who are unable to obtain necessary health care without assistance. Also included are programs that provide vouchers which enable eligible individuals to obtain medical care. Medical bill payment assistance programs may have age, income, disability, need or other eligibility requirements.
  • Pest Control Services (1)
    JP-6500.6500

    Pest Control Services

    JP-6500.6500

    Programs that investigate established infestations of insects, rodents and other pests which may endanger the health of the community or cause damage to homes and other structures, crops and gardens; provide abatement services or appropriate poisons or repellents; and/or offer advice and guidance regarding steps individual property owners can take to eradicate infestations.
  • Prescription Drug Discount Cards (1)
    LH-6700.6250

    Prescription Drug Discount Cards

    LH-6700.6250

    Private organizations that issue cards that offer discounts on prescriptions at participating network pharmacies including chain and independent retail outlets, generally for an annual enrollment fee. Also included are programs that maintain lists of these types of programs for referral purposes.
  • Prescription Drug Patient Assistance Programs (2)
    LH-6700.6300

    Prescription Drug Patient Assistance Programs

    LH-6700.6300

    Pharmaceutical companies or pharmacies that make brand name or generic prescription drugs available to patients who are uninsured or underinsured or, for other reasons, cannot afford to pay the market price. Also included are organizations that help qualifying patients complete and file paperwork for submission to drug manufacturers to request such medication or which maintain lists of these types of programs for referral purposes.
  • Prescription Expense Assistance (16)
    LH-5100.6500

    Prescription Expense Assistance

    LH-5100.6500

    Programs that provide financial assistance to purchase necessary prescription drugs for people who would be in an emergency situation without assistance. Also included are programs that reimburse individuals for their prescription expenses, usually on an annual basis. Prescription expense assistance programs may have age, income, disability, need or other eligibility requirements.
  • Rent Payment Assistance (34)
    BH-3800.7000

    Rent Payment Assistance

    BH-3800.7000

    Programs that make rental payments for people who are at risk of eviction without assistance. Rent payment assistance programs may have age, income, disability, need or other eligibility requirements.
  • Rental Deposit Assistance (8)
    BH-3800.7250

    Rental Deposit Assistance

    BH-3800.7250

    Programs that provide cash grants or loans for people who are in the process of acquiring rental housing and who can handle the monthly rental payments, but who do not have the assets to pay the first month's rent, in some cases, the last month's rent, and any security deposits required to move in.
  • Sack Lunches/Dinners (1)
    BD-1800.8000

    Sack Lunches/Dinners

    BD-1800.8000

    Programs that provide lunch or dinner in a small bag for people who would not otherwise have a meal. The program may target homeless or low-income people or other specific groups.
  • School Breakfasts (1)
    BD-5000.8000

    School Breakfasts

    BD-5000.8000

    A program that provides supplementary nutrition in the form of a free or reduced-cost meal at the beginning of the school day for school children. The program is federally-funded and is available to income-eligible school age children. Public and private, nonprofit schools participating in the program are reimbursed for the breakfasts served.
  • School Clothing (3)
    BM-6500.1500-800

    School Clothing

    BM-6500.1500-800

    Programs that pay for or provide new or secondhand clothing or school uniforms for children who need something appropriate to wear to school.
  • School Lunches/Snacks (1)
    BD-5000.8200

    School Lunches/Snacks

    BD-5000.8200

    A program that provides supplementary nutrition in the form of a free or reduced-cost meal at noon time for school children. The program is federally-funded and is available to income-eligible students who are unable to pay the full cost. Public and private, nonprofit schools participating in the program are reimbursed for the lunches served.
  • Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers (4)
    BH-7000.4600-700

    Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers

    BH-7000.4600-700

    A federally-supported, tenant-based housing program administered by local housing authorities that provides assistance in the form of vouchers that enable income-eligible families to find and lease approved privately owned housing where the landlord has agreed to enter into a contract with the housing authority and/or finance agency. Tenant-based assistance provides rental subsidies that move with a household into any qualifying housing within a certain area. The housing can be (and often is) private housing that may not have been built with the intention of accepting solely low-income tenants, but if the quality and cost of the unit fall within a specified range, it may qualify. Eligible households pay approximately 30% to 40% of their adjusted gross income for rent and the housing authority subsidizes the balance.
  • Smoke Alarms (1)
    JR-8400.8000

    Smoke Alarms

    JR-8400.8000

    Programs that pay for or provide smoke detection devices which can be installed in homes, apartments or commercial buildings and which sound an alarm when fire breaks out and smoke comes into contact with the device.
  • Soup Kitchens (2)
    BD-5000.8300

    Soup Kitchens

    BD-5000.8300

    Programs offered by churches, restaurants and other organizations that provide meals in a central location for people who lack the resources needed to buy and prepare food. The food may be distributed to people who line up for the meal or may be served to people seated in a dining hall setting, and participants rarely need to establish eligibility for the service.
  • Telephone Service Payment Assistance (1)
    BV-8900.9300-850

    Telephone Service Payment Assistance

    BV-8900.9300-850

    Programs that pay all or a portion of the telephone expenses of people whose telephone service has been or is at risk of being disconnected. Also included are programs that help qualified low-income consumers connect or hook up to the telephone network by paying a portion of the hook-up fee or encourage telephone companies to offer a deferred payment schedule for hook-up charges. Telephone service payment assistance programs may have age, income, disability, need or other eligibility requirements.
  • Thanksgiving Baskets (1)
    PH-2950.8500-850

    Thanksgiving Baskets

    PH-2950.8500-850

    Programs, generally supported by donations from the community, that attempt to facilitate enjoyment of Thanksgiving by low-income community residents through distribution of food baskets which usually contain a ham, turkey or other meat and all of the trimmings for a Thanksgiving dinner (or vouchers to purchase these items).
  • Thanksgiving Meals (3)
    PH-2950.8500-870

    Thanksgiving Meals

    PH-2950.8500-870

    Programs that provide a hot Thanksgiving meal in a congregate setting for low-income and homeless individuals and families who might otherwise have no opportunity to celebrate the holiday. Also included are programs that deliver Thanksgiving meals to people's homes.
  • Thrift Shops (32)
    BM-8500

    Thrift Shops

    BM-8500

    Organizations that offer new or secondhand furniture, appliances, clothing, toys and other material goods at lower than retail prices, and which often use the proceeds from sales to support other services to the community. Thrift shops accept direct donations from the public of new and reusable goods. Also included are other types of resale shops that sell secondhand but reusable musical instruments, salvaged building materials, office equipment, sports equipment, books, CDs and other material goods.
  • Undesignated Temporary Financial Assistance (6)
    NT-8900

    Undesignated Temporary Financial Assistance

    NT-8900

    Programs that provide cash, vouchers or other forms of monetary aid for people in need of assistance and evaluate the individual's or family's need for the money on a case-by-case basis rather than having pre-established policies regarding the types of needs the dollars can be used to cover.
  • Utility Deposit Assistance (8)
    BV-8900.9150

    Utility Deposit Assistance

    BV-8900.9150

    Programs that provide cash grants or loans for people who need to have their electricity, gas, water or telephone service turned on but do not have the assets to pay the required deposits. Utility deposits are not required everywhere.
  • Water Service Payment Assistance (30)
    BV-8900.9300-950

    Water Service Payment Assistance

    BV-8900.9300-950

    Programs that pay all or a portion of the water service expenses of people whose water has been or is as risk of being shut off. Included are programs that provide assistance with combined water/sewer bills in communities where sewer payments are bundled with payments for water services. Water service payment assistance programs may have age, income, disability, need or other eligibility requirements.
  • Weatherization Programs (9)
    BH-3000.1800-950

    Weatherization Programs

    BH-3000.1800-950

    Programs that provide assistance in the form of labor and supplies to help people improve the energy efficiency of their homes and protect them from the elements. The program provides ceiling insulation, attic venting, double glazed windows, weather-stripping, minor housing envelope repairs, low-flow showerheads, evaporative cooler vent covers, water heater blankets, pipe wrap, duct wrap, switch and outlet gaskets, caulking, and other related energy conservation measures. Weatherization programs may have age, income, disability or other eligibility requirements.
  • WIC (18)
    NL-6000.9500

    WIC

    NL-6000.9500

    A federally-funded program that provides nutrition education and food vouchers for pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children younger than age five who cannot afford an adequate diet and, in the case of infants older than six weeks of age, who have a condition which shows a need for better nutrition. Vouchers are picked up at a WIC site (which are usually located in an health center that provides maternity and/or pediatric care) on a monthly basis and may be exchanged for milk, cheese, eggs, cereal, juice, vegetables, peanut butter, beans and formula in most grocery stores. In some states, WIC benefits are made available through electronic transfer benefit (EBT) cards.
  • Work Clothing (6)
    BM-6500.1500-950

    Work Clothing

    BM-6500.1500-950

    Programs that pay for or provide new or secondhand uniforms or other working clothes. Also included are programs such as "Dress for Success" that provide interview suits and other professional attire for low income individuals (frequently women) who need this type of wardrobe to secure and/or retain gainful employment.
 
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