Economic supports — made available with public resources, as well as nonprofit and private resources — provide important scaffold for parents as they pursue skill-building and education that lead to better jobs and longer-term financial stability. Economic supports include — but are not limited to — housing, transportation, financial education and asset-building, tax credits, child care subsidies, student financial aid, health insurance, and food assistance.
We have a Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program which helps pay the cost of home energy bills and other related services and the Weatherization Assistance Program provide the most cost-effective energy-efficient measures to address health and safety concerns, improve comfort and air quality. We offer transportation Stipends for the SNAP E & T program as well as the TANF work program. While you are working you may be entitled to the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a federal benefit for working families with at least one dependent child living at home. We offer food assistance through our SNAP program while providing financial aid through the SNAP E&T, Tuition Assistance Program through 8 of our MS Community Colleges.