CSBG CARES

WHAT IS CSBG CARES?

 

The CACEHR Emergency Services Assistance Program provided under the CARES Act of 2020 is available to residents of Erie, Huron, and Richland Counties.  It is designed to be an emergency buffer in a continuum of assistance in the prevention of homelessness, enabling low-income individuals and families to continue their move toward self-sufficiency amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  The CARES Act Emergency Services Program provides assistance to low-income individuals and families at, or below, 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

INCOME  GUIDELINES

 

 

 

 

Family Services:

(car repair, bus tickets, and child care)

Support Services include case management, referrals, car repair, bus tickets, and child care.  Richland County JFS provides childcare subsidy assistance to families below 130% of poverty.  For a family of two, that is $1,832 per month.  There are many families under 200% who are working and need safe and reliable childcare.

Bus Tickets are needed for families to access grocery stores and appointments. A minor Car Repair Service will be available to customers that need a small repair.

 

Benefit:

Low-income individuals may receive up to a maximum benefit of $600 for a Car Repair. Maximum Benefit for Bus Tickets will be a maximum of $50 for a 30 day period. Childcare subsidy will be a maximum of $250 per child/ $500 per family for a 30 day period. 

 

Purpose:

The purpose of the program is to aid low-income people, especially vulnerable populations, in achieving their potential by strengthening families and providing other support services.  This program targets vulnerable populations who are in need of Car Repair, Bus Tickets, and Childcare.

 

Goal:

Participants will obtain the necessary resources to secure employment, maintain employment, and maintain childcare services to become more self-sufficient.

DENTAL ASSISTANCE 

Customer assistance under the CARES Act Support Services Program is contingent upon funding availability.  CACEHR will utilize available CARES Act CSBG funding to provide program in-take services, provide targeted case-management, provide necessary referrals, provide family stabilization, and secure necessary programming assistance to families in need.  Additionally, CACEHR staff will utilize funding to screen families, during in-take, for any ancillary services CACEHR may be able to offer.  Customers must meet minimum program eligibility guidelines and be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in some capacity.  To be eligible for dental assistance, customers must show that they are not eligible for medical assistance through Job and Family Services and/or that they do not currently have dental insurance provided through their employer. 

Benefit:

Customers seeking assistance with dental assistance may qualify for a one-time benefit of up to $250 per individual or $500 per household for routine dental care by a licensed dental practitioner.

Purpose:

The purpose of the CARES Act Support Services Program is to ensure that low-income individuals and families are able to access affordable dental care and adequate nutrition that will enable them to continue living a self-sufficient life through times of hardship, such as a pandemic.  This is achievable through the utilization of the CARES Act Support Services Program to strengthen families and provide other support services.  CACEHR will provide other stabilization services to support individuals and households during the assistance process.

FOOD VOUCHERS 

 

Customers seeking assistance with food vouchers may qualify for up to three months of assistance with the purchase of a pre-approved food box with a total maximum benefit for the three-month period of $300.  Food boxes will be pre-packaged by the grocer and provided at pick-up to the customer upon presentation of the voucher and a photo ID.  Each voucher will be good for the purchase of one pre-packaged food box provided by the Grocer.  In areas where the Grocer is not participating with a pre-packaged food box, the customer will be eligible for a one-time use food voucher for the purchase of $100 in food only, all voucher purchases will be verified with the Grocer to ensure the voucher was used by the recipient and for food items only.   To be eligible for food vouchers, customers must show that they are either not eligible for the SNAP program, or that they currently receive less than $100 in monthly benefits from the SNAP program.

LAPTOPS FOR KIDS 

The CACEHR Education Assistance Program provided under the CARES Act of 2020 is available to residents of Erie, Huron, and Richland Counties.  It is designed to be an emergency buffer in a continuum of assistance in the enrichment of education, enabling children of low-income families to continue their move toward educational success amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  The CARES Act Education Assistance Program provides assistance to children of low-income families at, or below, 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. CACEHR CARES Act Educational Assistance Program includes pandemic assistance in the form of purchasing a laptop to ensure every child has access to the tools necessary to continue their educational endeavors.

 

Eligibility:

Customer assistance under the CARES Act Education Assistance Program is contingent upon funding availability.  CACEHR will utilize available CARES Act CSBG funding to provide program in-take services, provide targeted case-management, provide necessary referrals, provide family stabilization, and secure necessary programming assistance to families in need.  Additionally, CACEHR staff will utilize funding to screen families, during in-take, for any ancillary services CACEHR may be able to offer.  Customers must meet minimum program eligibility guidelines and be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in some capacity.

 

Benefit:

Customers seeking to purchase a laptop for their children may qualify for assistance with said purchase.  Households may qualify for assistance with the purchase of one laptop to aid in the educational endeavors of school-aged children residing in the household.  Households may qualify for more than one unit depending on the household size.  The maximum benefit per unit is $300 per laptop. 

 

Purpose:

The purpose of the CARES Act Education Assistance Program is to ensure that children of low-income families are able to succeed in their educational endeavors.  This is achievable through the utilization of the CARES Act Education Assistance Program to strengthen families and provide other support services.  CACEHR will provide other stabilization services to support individuals and households during the assistance process.

EMERGENCY SERVICES

(rental assistance, mortgage assistance, utility assistance, water bill assistance, and home repair assistance)

 

The CACEHR Emergency Services Assistance Program provided under the CARES Act of 2020 is available to residents of Erie, Huron, and Richland Counties.  It is designed to be an emergency buffer in a continuum of assistance in the prevention of homelessness, enabling low-income individuals and families to continue their move toward self-sufficiency amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  The CARES Act Emergency Services Program provides assistance to low-income individuals and families at, or below, 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

 

Programs:

CACEHR CARES Act Emergency Services Program includes pandemic assistance in the form of rental assistance, mortgage assistance, utility assistance, water bill assistance, and home repair assistance.

 

Eligibility:

Customer assistance under the CARES Act Emergency Services Program is contingent upon funding availability.  CACEHR will utilize available CARES Act CSBG funding to provide program in-take services, provide targeted case-management, provide necessary referrals, provide family stabilization, and secure necessary programming assistance to families in need.  Additionally, CACEHR staff will utilize funding to screen families, during in-take, for any ancillary services CACEHR may be able to offer.  Customers must meet minimum program eligibility guidelines and be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in some capacity.

 

Benefit:

Customers seeking assistance with rent, mortgage, utilities, or water bills may qualify for up to three months of assistance.  Maximum three-month rent benefit is capped at $2,250 per household and may be used to pay past-due rent, stop eviction proceedings, or to assist with current amounts due.  A maximum three-month mortgage benefit is capped at $3,000 per household and may be used to pay the past-due mortgage, stop foreclosure proceedings, or to assist with current amounts due.  Maximum utility/water bill benefit is capped at $750 per household and may be used to pay past-due amounts, stop disconnection activities, or to pay current amounts due.  Customers seeking assistance with home repair may qualify for a one-time benefit capped at $3,000 per household.  All home repair assistance will be provided via licensed inspectors and contractors.

 

Purpose:

The purpose of the CARES Act Emergency Services Program is to ensure that low-income individuals and families are able to continue living in affordable, safe, and healthy living environments during times of extreme hardship, such as a pandemic.  This is achievable through the utilization of the CARES Act Emergency Services Program to strengthen families and provide other support services.  CACEHR will provide other stabilization services to support individuals and households during the assistance process.

Mission Statement 

"To promote self-sufficiency and improve the quality of life of those in need."

Vision Statement 

CACEHR is a leading agency embracing a diverse community with outstanding arms uplifting individuals to their highest potential by empowering all to a more successful life in an ever changing world. 

The Promise of Community Action
"Community Action changes people's lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other."
 

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