Financial Assistance

Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
Provides a financial grant for eligible families based on absent, deceased, or disabled parents. The purpose of the program is to ensure a safety net while providing an array of services directed at increasing self sufficiency.

Childcare Assistance Program
Provides assistance to low income families to help meet their childcare costs. Each family's share of the cost is based on factors, which include the family's income and household size.

Food Stamps
Provides benefits through the use of electronic benefit transfer (EBT) to assist low income individuals and families with purchasing food. Monthly benefits are determined based on family size and income.

Fuel Assistance
Provides benefits to low income individuals and families to assist with the payment of heating costs. The program runs from October through May each year. Seasonal benefits are determined based on household size, income and housing type.

Medical Assistance
Provides benefits to assist with medical costs for eligible low income individuals and families. Eligibility is based on income and qualifying as a member of a coverage group, which includes, but is not limited to, children, elderly and disabled.

Grand Forks County Office Building, 151 South 4th Street, Grand Forks, ND 58201

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