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Financial Assistance

 
 
 

Expanded Child Tax Credit

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 expanded the annual federal Child Tax Credit to $3,000 (children ages 6+) or $3,600 (children under 6) per child and raised the age limit from 16 to 17. Learn More

Family Independence Temporary Assistance (FITAP)

The Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP) offers financial assistance when a family's financial resources are incapable of fulfilling basic needs. FITAP's purpose is to promote job preparation and employment in order to reduce long-term dependency on welfare support. Learn More

Kinship Care Subsidy Program (KCSP)

The Kinship Care Subsidy Program (KCSP) provides cash assistance of $222 per month for each eligible child who resides with a qualified relative other than a parent. Learn More

Unemployment Insurance

Louisiana Unemployment Insurance supplies temporary financial assistance to workers who are laid off or furloughed due to circumstances beyond their control. Learn More


Food Assistance

 
 
 

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides monthly benefits that help eligible low-income households buy the food they need for good health. Learn More

 
 
 

 

 

Feeding Louisiana

Feeding Louisiana is a network of food banks, where you may obtain pantry items or a hot meal. In Louisiana, there are five Feeding America-affiliated food banks located in Alexandria, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Monroe, and ShreveportLearn More

School Breakfast and Lunch Program

This program reimburses student's parents in both public and private schools for meals. As a result, school breakfast and lunch programs may be provided for free or at a reduced cost to children. Learn More

Summer Food Service (SFSP)

When school is not in session, the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) ensures that low-income children continue to get nutritional meals. At authorized SFSP locations in regions with high concentrations of low-income children, all children 18 years old and under get free nutritious meals and snacks that satisfy Federal nutrition requirements. Learn More


Housing Assistance

 

Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The Louisiana Emergency Rental Assistance Program offers emergency rental and utility assistance to Louisiana citizens who are in danger of becoming homeless or suffering housing instability due to the COVID-19 epidemic. Learn More

Multi-Family Housing Rental Assistance

This program will make payments on your behalf if you live in new or existing Rural Rental Housing or Farm Labor Housing-financed property. This program may be available to low- and very-low-income families. Learn More

Single-Family Housing Repair Loans and Grants

This program helps low-income homeowners improve their present living circumstances by providing loans and grants. Homeowners can use these resources for home repairs, renovations, or to address health hazards. Learn More

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

Under this program, the federal government provides rental assistance to low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled. Participants are able to obtain their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses, and apartments, since housing aid is given on behalf of the family or person. Learn More

Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) offers payments to states, territories, and some Indian tribes to enhance the energy efficiency of low-income families' houses. These governments, in turn, work with local governments and charity organizations to provide weatherization services to people in need, utilizing cutting-edge home energy-saving solutions. Learn More


Medical Assistance

 

LaCHIP Program

Under this program, the federal government provides rental assistance to low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled. Participants are able to obtain their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses, and apartments, since housing aid is given on behalf of the family or person. Learn More

Medicaid Program

Louisiana citizens who satisfy the specific income and resource criteria specified by Congress can get medical care for their families through the Louisiana Medicaid Program, a federally sponsored program. Learn More


General Services

 

211 

211 links callers to vital health and human service information in their area. This service can be used to gain information regarding basic necessities like clothing and food or information regarding employment needs. Learn More

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Information Center 

Louisiana Grandparents Raising Grandchildren is an organization dedicated to offering both information and support to grandparent and other kinship caregivers and their families. Learn More

Community and Family Support (CFS) System 

Community and Family Support (CFS) offers a wide range of services to families with disabled children and/or adults, including developmental disability services, behavioral health, aging and adult care, etc. Learn More

Volunteers of America 

Volunteers of America (VOA) offers several programs including housing, behavioral and mental health, community outreach services, etc. Learn More


Utility Services

 

 

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

The Federal Communications Commission set up the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program as a temporary service to assist families who are unable to afford internet access during the pandemic. Learn More

Lifeline

The Lifeline program offers qualified low-income consumers a discount on phone service to ensure that all Americans have access to the opportunities and securities phone service brings, like the ability to connect to jobs, family, and emergency services. Learn More

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally financed program that assists low-income families with their home energy costs. Bill payment assistance and/or energy crisis aid may be available through the LIHEAP program. Learn More

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