A. Children’s Special Health Services: (formerly Crippled Children’s Services) A state funded program administered by the county to identify, diagnose, and treat children who have congenital handicaps or other conditions resulting from injuries or illnesses. Eligible families must meet income guidelines.
B. ND Health Tracks: (formerly EPSDT) A program of preventive health care, directed to children who are eligible for medical assistance. Emphasis is on early diagnosis and treatment.
C. Temporary Assistance to Needy Families: (TANF) A program to provide financial assistance to children, deprived of parental support, who are in need of money for food, shelter, clothing, and personal needs.
D. Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program: (SNAP) A cooperative effort of County, State and Federal governments to assure proper nutrition for all poor, eligible participants, by increasing their food buying power.
E. Foster Care: A program whereby payment for room, board, supervision, clothing and personal needs can be made for children who cannot live with relatives, but live in licensed foster homes.
F. Low Income Home Energy Program: (LIHEAP) A program to provide emergency and home energy assistance to eligible low income households, to help defray the expense of fuel costs.
G. Medical Assistance: (MA) A program designed to assist individuals and families who do not have enough income to obtain health care.
H. Child Care Assistance: (CCA) A federal program to provide financial assistance to low income families to meet their child care expenses resulting from employment, education or training.
I. Information and Referral: Assistance is provide regarding resources in areas such as employment or training, housing, transportation, senior services, legal, financial, medical, mental health services, or other public or private human services.
Online Program Applications are now available: HTTP://apply.dhs.nd.gov