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  • Benefits Assistance (2)
    FT-1000

    Benefits Assistance

    FT-1000

    Programs that provide assistance for people who are having difficulty understanding and/or obtaining grants, payments, services or other benefits to which they are entitled by law. The programs may help people understand the eligibility criteria for benefits, the benefits provided by the program, the payment process and the rights of beneficiaries; provide consultation and advice; help them complete benefits application forms; negotiate on their behalf with benefits administration staff; and/or represent them in administrative processes or judicial litigation. Included are benefits counseling organizations that offer a range of advocacy services and legal aid programs that offer more formalized legal assistance.
  • Business Assistance Centers (1)
    TB-0900.0600

    Business Assistance Centers

    TB-0900.0600

    One-stop centers that provide information about business registration and incorporation; one-on-one business counseling; customized training; information about enterprise and empowerment zones for tax credits; access to government contracts; access to credit and financing resources; minority business development assistance; small business loan information; loan form preparation assistance; technical assistance on market research, marketing plans and business plans; and other support services for business owners and employers.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mortgage Payment Assistance (7)
    BH-3800.5000

    Mortgage Payment Assistance

    BH-3800.5000

    Programs that make mortgage payments for people who are at risk of losing their homes without assistance. Mortgage payment assistance programs may have age, income, disability, need or other eligibility requirements.
  • Personal Financial Counseling (9)
    DM-6500

    Personal Financial Counseling

    DM-6500

    Programs that help people who are having difficulty paying their monthly bills gain control of their finances. The process generally involves analysis of the individual's income, expenses, debts, taxes and other factors to create a personal financial assessment; development of a budget for basic living expenses; and agreement on a short-term plan for repayment of creditors which may include debt consolidation or other strategies and a longer term plan for realizing personal financial goals.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Small Business Financing (1)
    TB-0900.1000-800

    Small Business Financing

    TB-0900.1000-800

    Programs that provide venture capital, loans or grants or other forms of financial support for individuals or groups who want to establish or expand the operation of a small business.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Welfare to Work Programs (1)
    ND-6500.9500

    Welfare to Work Programs

    ND-6500.9500

    Programs operated by state agencies or local jurisdictions that offer employment training and supportive services (such as child care, transportation costs, ancillary expenses and personal counseling) for people who are receiving public assistance through the TANF program in an effort to help them become self-supporting. Private organizations, often under contract with a public agency, may be involved in both the provision of training and on-the-job work experience (including volunteering in nonprofit agencies). Public assistance recipients are required to participate in designated program activities a minimum number of hours per week in order to receive their monthly income support payment and supplemental payments for support services.
 
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