On May 13, 2021, Governor Doug Ducey and DES announced Arizona’s Back to Work Program. DES provides a variety of workforce services and child care assistance. For more information, please visit the Arizona's Back to Work program.
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) State Plans for State Fiscal Year 2022 are available for public review and comments. Please submit all written comments by Friday, July 16, 2021 to Shelley Morgan, Community Services Manager, [email protected]
The public hearings are scheduled for July 14 and July 16. View details on the public hearings.
The Division of Aging and Adult Services contracts directly with Community Action Agencies and the Arizona Community Action Association. Some of these agencies subcontract with other community agencies within their service area to provide additional services.
Contact your local Community Action Agency to get help with:
utility or mortgage assistance
eviction or foreclosure prevention assistance
Please note that there is high demand for assistance from Community Action Agencies, and their phone lines get very busy. It may take you some time to get through.
The Community Action Network is made up of public and private agencies that work to alleviate poverty and empower low-income families in communities throughout Arizona. Most of the agencies are Community Action Agencies (CAAs), created through the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. CAAs provide services to more than 150,000 people annually.
To receive federal funding, the services are governed by the follow statutory goals:
Securing and maintaining employment
Securing adequate education
Better income management
Securing adequate housing
Providing emergency services
Creating linkages among anti-poverty programs
People's Information Guide: The People's Information Guide contains information on a variety of low-cost and free services and programs available to families and individuals. Some services listed in the guide have eligibility requirements. The Guide is intended to assist in obtaining resources needed to prevent a crisis and move toward self-sufficiency. Information contained in the Guide contains program descriptions, eligibility information, instructions on how and where to apply and documents to bring.
For more information, including hours that the differing agencies have their phone lines open, visit the Wildfire website.
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