In addition to TANF, are there any programs to address the needs of low-income individuals?

Publication Date: August 27, 2013


Federal programs that help low-income individuals and families include:

• Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
• Medicaid
• Supplemental Security Income
• Head Start
• Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

ACF’s Office of Community Services oversees the Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) Program, in which States provide grants to local nonprofit organizations that serve low-income individuals and families. You may want to contact your State Community Service Block Grant program to find a local organization that can help you.

You can also contact your local churches or charitable organizations such as the United Way, Catholic Charities, American Red Cross, Salvation Army or other non-profit organizations in your community.