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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 Wednesday, December 7th

Monthly discount on internet service

Updated Tuesday, December 13th, 10:38am

Sign up for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) to receive a $30 discount on internet service every month. Find out if you may qualify and apply.

Get emergency food now

Updated Wednesday, January 18th, 12:09pm

Find free food quickly at your closest food pantries and community kitchens. Discover a location near you.

Open Low-cost and free health insurance

Updated Wednesday, January 4th, 9:11am

Enroll in private health insurance or change your coverage by January 31, 2023.

Open Money for heat and utility expenses

Updated Thursday, January 12th, 12:33pm

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) can help you heat your home this winter. Learn how to apply.
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