Local Aid Programs
Benefits.Gov - One-stop locator for over 1000 federal, state, and local benefit programs. You are not able to file applications on this site, but you can find out what programs you are eligible for, where to apply, and who to contact. Programs on the site include: Disaster Relief, Health and Medical Assistance, Food and Nutrition, Education and Training, Immigration and Refugee Assistance, and Agriculture and Environmental Sustainability.
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DOWN PAYMENT RESOURCE - Are you planning on buying a new home? Buying a home will most likely be the largest financial decision you will make, and you will probably have many questions. Will I need 20% down, are there special programs for first responders, law enforcement officers, or healthcare workers, and most importantly, will I be able to get the house I really want? Down Payment Resource website can answer those questions and more.
When considering homeownership, the number one obstacle for most homebuyers is the down payment, but help is out there, and you could be eligible for down payment assistance. Down Payment Resource connects homebuyers with the down payment help they need, including how and where to find the mortgage that is right for you, and also provides tools for housing professionals to help them along the way.
For more information, see https://downpaymentresource.com/
AFFORDABLE CONNECTIVITY PROGRAM- NAN strongly supports broadband, hardwire, and wireless Internet access for every American. Having fast, reliable, and affordable Internet connections means better access to jobs, public safety, markets for goods and services, healthcare, education, civic engagement, and entertainment.
NAN's current focus area is to ensure that the economically challenged and minorities are served with adequate "5G," the next generation of wireless network infrastructure that will be built using small cell networks. NAN's focus is to increase affordable access and to increase minority broadband adoption rates.
The Affordable Connectivity Program, previously known as the Emergency Broadband Benefit, is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford Internet service. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more.
The Affordable Connectivity Program will provide a discount of up to $30 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.
Get more details about accessing the program by visiting: https://www.fcc.gov/ACP