The United States of America is a diverse multicultural society, a haven for immigrants.
Yearly the Federal government provides assistance in form of federal aid, federal benefits, or federal funds to ameliorate or assists organizations or individuals in areas as public safety, health, education, public work, and welfare.
Federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, regulate and monitor the judicious use of the federal grants/funds.
To receive federal grants, recipients must apply through the federal agency that oversee the program, eligibility and the amount of assistance will be determined by the agency, the recipients will be notified, a grant or contract agreement will be signed between the agency and the recipient, the details of use and limitation will be stipulated in the agreement.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program offers nutritional assistance to eligible families and low-income earners. SNAP partners with various organizations and state agencies to help eligible recipients make decisions about the program and access the grants. SNAP is a hunger safety net aimed at ameliorating the plights of low-income earners in the country.
Regardless of their date of entry into the U.S. people under these categories are eligible for SNAP grant.
- qualified immigrant children
- people granted asylum or withholding of deportation/removal
- survivors of trafficking
- qualified immigrant veterans
- lawful permanent residents with credit for 40 quarters of work history
- and immigrants receiving disability-related assistance.
Medicaid is a joint federal and state government insurance program aimed for persons of all ages whose income and resources are insufficient to cater for their health care.
This is the largest medical and health-related program aimed for low-income earners in the United States. Over 74 million low-income earners are beneficiaries of this noble gestures from the Federal government.
U.S. citizens and eligible low-income non-citizens, their children and certain disabled people qualify for this grant.
Regardless of immigration status the District of Columbia and New York provided prenatal care to women. The Affordable Care Act (ACT) created new pathways for legal immigrants to access health insurance, The Affordable Care Act is an alternative for legal non-citizens who are ineligible for Medicaid.
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
This program began on July 1, 1997, through the United States Department of Health and Human Services provided financial aid to low-income earners. Financial aid is also known as Welfare. This cash grant provides financial assistance to poor families to cater to the needs of children at home. To end the dependency on the government recipients of the cash grants are required to be working within two years of receiving the aid, single parents are also required to 30 hours per week while two-parent families are required to work at least 30 to 35 hours weekly. Failure to comply with the work requirements may result in loss of the aid.
Eligibility For Federal Grants
The United States Congress on, 22, August 1996 passed the law that mandated immigrants to secure qualified immigrants status to be qualified for major federal grants.
Originally posted 2020-07-09 18:00:05. Latest Buzz On IbuzzUp Media