Financial Programs (DSS)

Auxiliary Grant

Aged, blind, and disabled adults who live in an adult care residence, or an adult family care home, may be eligible to receive Auxiliary Grant funds. The Auxiliary Grant, plus other income, is used to pay for care provided by the adult home.

Energy Assistance

Helps eligible households with the cost of heating/cooling their homes.

Fraud Investigation

Intent is to collect monies that were over-issued due to agency error and/or deliberate misrepresentation of case information by clients.


Debit cards can be used to buy food and/or seeds and plants to grow food in home gardens. Alcoholic beverages, tobacco, pet foods, and/or non food items cannot be purchased with food stamps.


Pays for a variety of medical services, including prescription drugs, doctor visits, nursing facility care, and hospital care, for eligible clients.

State and Local Hospitalization

Provides partial payment of hospital bills for income eligible persons.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Provides temporary financial assistance to eligible families with children. The families receive a monthly check payment to meet their basic needs. The amount of the TANF check is based on the size of the family and the family’s income/resources.

TANF Emergency Assistance

Provides short term, limited financial assistance to TANF families with children when a fire, or other natural disaster, has destroyed those things necessary for taking care of a family. Payments can be made for food clothing, shelter, and/or the repair of households items.

In accordance with the Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs, or disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call 1-(800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.