These programs offer financial assistance to parents either as cash in hand or as a reduced cost for necessities or services.

 

Child Care Payment Program (CCPP)

CCPP provides cash assistance in the form of a voucher for child care services. Once approved, parents/guardians may choose a care environment they find suitable for their child’s development. Click here to learn more.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

TANF provides monthly benefits for families with dependent children younger than 18 and/or other relatives who lack sufficient income or resources to meet everyday needs. TANF benefits are based on income and household size. The TANF work component assists TANF recipients with employment training and other support services to help families reach self-sufficiency. Participation in the work component is mandatory unless an exemption has been made.

Website: http://www.mdhs.state.ms.us/field-operations/programs-dfo/temporary-assistance-for-needy-families-(tanf)/

Contact: 877-882-4916 or ea.customerservice@mdhs.ms.gov

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

This important resource provides financial assistance to eligible households to help pay the cost of home-energy bills and other energy-related services. Households may qualify for regular LIHEAP assistance and/or the Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP) for natural gas, wood, electricity, liquid petroleum propane/butane gas, and other energy-related services. Individuals must be within 60 percent of the state median income at the time of the submission of their application. Individuals who have never received services may apply through the Virtual ROMA website at https://virtualroma.mdhs.ms.gov. This site is available nationwide, but services and funds are for residents of Mississippi only.

Website: http://www.mdhs.state.ms.us/low-income-home-energy-assistance-program/

Contact: 800-421-0762 or 601-359-4768

Weatherization Assistance Program

The MDHS Weatherization Assistance Program is designed to reduce energy costs for eligible families by making their homes more energy efficient. The program, which serves the elderly, disabled, and low-income families with young children, improves the energy performance of dwellings to decrease monthly energy expenditures. Weatherization crews provide the most cost-effective, energy-efficient measures to address health and safety concerns and improve comfort and air quality. The Weatherization Assistance Program is available to individuals who are within 200 percent of current federal poverty guidelines.

Website: http://www.mdhs.ms.gov/weatherization-assistance-program/

Contact: 800-421-0762 or 601-359-4768