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What am I eligible for?

There are over 30 programs you or your family may be eligible for regardless of immigration status and even if you’re already receiving benefits or have a job.

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Apply directly for SNAP, Cash Assistance and Medicaid renewal. Apply for all 3 at the same time through the Cash Assistance application. Log into your HRA account.


Latest Update June 28, 2024

Free online child support information sessions

Updated May 29, 2024

Learn more about important child support topics. Sign up for free online information sessions.

Financial help to cover the cost and installation of an air conditioner or fan

Updated June 26, 2024

Apply now! Cooling Assistance is provided on a first come, first served basis.

New Find a cooling center during extreme heat

Updated June 24, 2024

Beat the heat this summer. See if a cooling center is available near you.

New Free breakfast & lunch in the summer

Updated June 17, 2024

Free breakfast and lunch until August 30, 2024 at schools, parks, and other locations
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