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MASSACHUSETTS EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND DISASTER RESPONSE

PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU CONTACT US:

DISCLAIMER

Homeless To Independence Inc. is an All-Volunteer, Faith-Based, 501©3 non-profit organization. We do NOT receive any grant funding what-so-ever to pay bills for anyone in any situation. We do not give away money. We do not give out loans against any items for money.

This ministry is supported with generous financial donations that are used to help keep us functioning. Our purpose is to help supply individuals and families with personal needs such as food, toiletries, clothing, household items, furniture and baby/adult diapers/wipes both locally and to areas effected by disasters . At this time, we do not offer any shelter or transitional housing services. Again, we DO NOT pay any bills. We DO NOT pay any rents or mortgages.

If you are actually homeless, or about to be homeless or need emergency assistance of any kind, you can:

1. DIAL “211” from a:

a. Land line telephone. Tell the receiver your situation and what you need. They will give you information specific for the physical location you are currently at plus any referrals you may need. They have the most up to the minute information for your specific area. Dialing “211” will get you help and much more info than this office can provide. Homeless to Independence wants you to have all the information you need to get through the situation you are in.

b. Cell Telephone – This will ONLY bring you to the correct information center in the area code within the very same City/Town in the County & State you purchased/acquired your cell telephone in!

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have a land-line telephone or cell telephone, go to your local police department, library, or house of worship and ask to use their land-line telephone. They may even make the call on your behalf.

2. Use the internet and go to: http://www.211.org/

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For those of you looking for employment through-out the United States, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico, simply send me an email to:
HTI EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE 05-14

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Homeless To Independence Inc. is not responsible for misprints or cancellations of events by the event holders, landlord and/or their agent, or ourselves. Homeless to Independence Inc. also reserves the right to “NOT” offer services to people and/or persons that are rude, unpleasant, and untruthful in any way shape or form, belligerent and the like.

OCCASIONALLY, THERE WILL BE ARTICLES BY OTHER WRITERS. HOMELESS TO INDEPENDENCE MAY NOT NECESSARILY AGREE WITH THEIR VIEWPOINTS, BUT WE DO RESPECT THEM. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!

OFFICE CONTACT INFO:

THE VERY BEST WAY TO CONTACT ME IS TO SEND ME AN EMAIL: ANN@HOMELESSTOINDEPENDENCE.ORG

OFFICE NUMBER IS: 1-732-264-7500

Please note that our office does have very limited volunteer staff and if we are one telephone line we cannot answer the other line. There is simply not enough time in the day to answer and/or return each and every telephone call.

IF YOU ARE ASKING FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, NO ONE WILL CONTACT YOU BACK.

THANK YOU!!!

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL DISASTER RESPONSE MATERIALS HAVE BEEN MOVED TO OUR “MASSACHUSETTS EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND DISASTER RESPONSE” PAGE!

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MASSACHUSETTS FESTIVALS AND FUN TIMES:

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SBA Massachusetts

MASS 09-28-16

What is the Best Kept Secret To A Successful Business? Could it be your exit strategy?
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E200 Emerging Leaders Alumni Event
Wednesday, September 7 / 5pm-8pm
The Kitchen @ Boston Public Market

Every business owner invests a lot of themselves to start and grow their business. But only 10% ever get to monetize what they built.

In this fast-paced presentation Exit Strategist, Kerri Salls, you will learn:

The only time you can get the biggest payday from your business.
The kind of business you want to build: an income stream or a wealth producing asset.
Three ways to reduce risk
The Reinvention Planning Imperative

Register now!

WEBINAR: Opening the Door to Bonding
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 / 10:00am – 11:00am
The SBA’s Surety Bond Guarantee Program can help your small business obtain contract bid, performance and payment bonds! Join us if your business has… limited financial resources, no prior bonded work experience, been in business less than three years, been previously denied bonding, desire to increase current bonding capacity. (registration not required, login info below)
http://connect16.ucatt.com/sba/meet/?ExEventID=87462470
Dial in: 888/858-2144 Code: 6250167#

Opening Doors to Federal Government Contracting
Friday, September 9, 2016 / 10:00am – 11:30am
O’Neill Federal Building, Suite 265, 10 Causeway St, Boston, MA 02222
Small business certifications are like professional certifications; they document a special capability or status that will help you compete in the marketplace. Unlike permits and licenses, you do not need to obtain certifications to legally operate. However, in order to take advantage of business opportunities, such as government contracts, you may need to obtain some certifications. (FREE) Register

Starting and Growing Your Business: An Interactive Panel Discussion
Monday, September 12, 2016 / 10am to 12pm
10 Fawcett St Suite 204, Cambridge, MA 02138
Accion invites you to a panel discussion where you will have the opportunity to learn about a wide range of resources available for entrepreneurs who are looking to start or grow their small business. Participants will learn about the role of each organization and will have the opportunity to ask specific questions to all of the panelists. Panelists include:

Stephanie Monaghan—Branch Manager, Eastern Bank
Pardis Saffari—City of Cambridge-Economic Development Division
Jerry Johnson—Independent Mentor/Consultant
Alana Morris—Loan Consultant, Accion
Lisa Gonzalez Welch—Economic Development Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration

Register

Connections that Work!
Thursday, September 15, 2016 / 6pm-8pm
99 Main St., Golder Room (in Campus Center), Franklin, MA,02038
Looking to Start or Expand your Business? – Gain a better understanding of SBA Programs and Services – General information will be provided on the following: ¨ MSBDC – Massachusetts Small Business Development Center ¨ SCORE – Counselors to America’s Small Business ¨ CWE – Center for Women & Enterprise ¨ SBA Guaranty Loan Programs: 7(a) Loans – Microloans – SBA Express Loans – 504 Loan Program · Government Contracting Opportunities: 8(a) Business Development – HUBZones (Historically Underutilized Business Zones) – Small Disadvantaged Business – Surety Bonding – Disaster Assistance. – SEED will provide information on the following: Microloans – 504 Loan Program (FREE) Register
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SBANE in cooperation with NASA is proud to present Stairway to the Stars for Small Business!

Friday, September 16, 2016 / 8am-3:30pm

This New England focused, contract opportunities event will give attendees an overall look at what is happening in the New England aerospace industry, networking opportunities, as well as matchmaking opportunities.

WHY ATTEND?

You should attend this event if you are a:

Small Business who wants to do business with NASA and other Aerospace and Defense Industry Companies
Small Business who wants to meet and network with NASA and other Aerospace and Defense Prime Contractors
Large Contractors seeking teaming opportunities with Small Business

All small businesses, especially Veteran Owned Businesses, Minority and Women Owned Businesses, are encouraged to register! Learn more
Connect with the SBA at this event!

Opening Doors to Federal Government Contracting
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 / 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Roxbury Innovation Center, 2300 Washington Street, Boston MA
Small business certifications are like professional certifications; they document a special capability or status that will help you compete in the marketplace. Unlike permits and licenses, you do not need to obtain certifications to legally operate. However, in order to take advantage of business opportunities, such as government contracts, you may need to obtain some certifications. (FREE) Register

Rock Your Business with SBA
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 / 2pm – 4pm
Brockton CareerWorks, 34 School Street, Brockton, MA,02301
Looking to Start or Expand your Business? – Gain a better understanding of SBA Programs and Services – General information will be provided on the following: ¨ MSBDC – Massachusetts Small Business Development Center ¨ SCORE – Counselors to America’s Small Business ¨ CWE – Center for Women & Enterprise ¨ SBA Guaranty Loan Programs: 7(a) Loans – Microloans – SBA Express Loans – 504 Loan Program · Government Contracting Opportunities: 8(a) Business Development – HUBZones (Historically Underutilized Business Zones) – Small Disadvantaged Business – Surety Bonding – Disaster Assistance (FREE) / to Register, call: 508-513-3400

Starting a Business in 3 Easy Steps: READY, SET, GO!
Thursday, September 22, 2016 / 9am to 2pm
Leominster Emergency Management Services, 37 Carter Street, Leominster, MA 01453
This workshop series lays the groundwork for helping new and aspiring entrepreneurs launch a business idea and understand the steps to building a business that is credit ready. The information is laid out simply and focuses on:

READY: Basics of Business startup
(Covers what you need to consider and prepare for in the early stages)
SET: Essentials of becoming credit-ready
(Where to get money; five C’s of Credit; how to prepare a business loan application)
GO: How and where to find additional small business support and educational resources.
(SBA District Office, SCORE, SBDC, Center for Women & Enterprise, Veteran’s Centers)

Register

Opening Doors to Federal Government Contracting
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 / 3:30pm – 5:30pm
New Bedford Economic Development Council, 1213 Purchase Street, New Bedford
Small business certifications are like professional certifications; they document a special capability or status that will help you compete in the marketplace. Unlike permits and licenses, you do not need to obtain certifications to legally operate. However, in order to take advantage of business opportunities, such as government contracts, you may need to obtain some certifications. (FREE) Register

Grow Your Business with SBA’s 8A Business Development
Thursday, September 29, 2016 / 10:00am – 11:15am
O’Neill Federal Building, Suite 265, 10 Causeway St, Boston, MA 02222
This Program is intended for business development purposes to help socially and economically disadvantaged business owners: Gain a preference for federal contracts; Grow their businesses; Access to sole source contracts. Join us and learn:Certification requirements; Program benefits; Application procedures. (FREE) Register
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Over 50 Encore Entrepreneurs Event!
Wednesday, September 28 / 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Fort Taber Community Center, 1000A S. Rodney French Blvd., New Bedford, Massachusetts 02744
Join AARP and the Small Business Administration (SBA) for a workshop to help you put your plans into action. Hear from experts and learn about programs and resources available through AARP, SBA and a network of local resource organizations. Explore your Real Possibilities!
(FREE) Register

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Massachusetts School Breakfast and Lunch Program
Managing Agency Massachusetts http://www.mass.gov

Program Description
The School Breakfast Program provides funding that makes it possible for schools to offer a nutritious breakfast to students each day. Schools receive Federal funds for each breakfast served, provided that the meal meets established nutrition standards. The state of Massachusetts provides additional funds to schools for each meal served to children who qualify for free or reduced-price meals.

The goal of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is to protect the health and well-being of the nation’s children by providing nutritious school meals every day. NSLP provides funding that makes it possible for schools to offer a nutritious school lunch.

Schools receive Federal funds for each lunch served, provided that the meal meets established nutrition standards. The Federal government and the state of Massachusetts provide additional funds to schools for each meal served to children who qualify, because of family income, for free or reduced-price meals.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Massachusetts and a parent or primary caregiver responsible for a child(ren) who attends school (high school or under).

In order to qualify, you also must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $21,257
2 $28,694
3 $36,131
4 $43,568
5 $51,005
6 $58,442
7 $65,879
8 $73,316
*For households with more than eight people, add $7,437 per additional person.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
To apply for free or reduced price meals, contact your child’s school. A listing of your state’s schools can be found here:
http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/search/search.aspx

Program Contact Information
For additional information about the programs, please visit the Massachusetts Child Nutrition office at: http://www.doe.mass.edu/cnp/nprograms/
If you have further questions on this initiative, please contact the Massachusetts Child Nutrition Programs office regarding the programs. 781-338-6480

Updated 10-08-13

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Massachusetts Summer Food Service
Managing Agency Massachusetts http://www.mass.gov

Program Description
The Massachusetts Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was created to serve nutritious meals to children when National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program meals are not available. To ensure all Massachusetts children receive proper nutrition throughout the year, SFSP reimburses organizations that prepare and serve meals to eligible children during the summer and school vacation periods.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Massachusetts.

In order to qualify, you also must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $21,257
2 $28,694
3 $36,131
4 $43,568
5 $51,005
6 $58,442
7 $65,879
8 $73,316
*For households with more than eight people, add $7,437 per additional person.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
To apply for the Summer Food Service program, locate the site nearest you:
http://www.doe.mass.edu/cnp/nprograms/cacfp.html?section=aec

Contact information for Massachusetts’ schools can be found here:
http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/search/search.aspx

Program Contact Information
Please visit the Massachusetts Summer Food Service program (SFSP) web site for more information: http://www.doe.mass.edu/cnp/nprograms/sfsp/
If you have further questions on this initiative, please call: 781-338-6480

Updated 10-08-13

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Massachusetts Special Milk Program
Managing Agency Massachusetts http://www.mass.gov

Program Description
The Special Milk Program (SMP) provides milk to children in schools and childcare institutions that do not participate in other Federal child nutrition meal service programs. The program reimburses schools for the milk they serve.

Schools in the National School Lunch or School Breakfast Programs may also participate in the SMP to provide milk to children in half-day pre-kindergarten and kindergarten programs where children do not have access to the school meal programs.

The Special Milk Program began in 1955 and is administered at the Federal level by the U.S. Department of Agriculture through its Food and Nutrition Service, formerly the Food and Consumer Service.

General Program Requirements
Any child in a school or institution that participates in the Special Milk Program can get milk. Schools may elect to offer free milk to low-income children. In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Massachusetts.

In order to qualify, you also must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $21,257
2 $28,694
3 $36,131
4 $43,568
5 $51,005
6 $58,442
7 $65,879
8 $73,316
*For households with more than eight people, add $7,437 per additional person.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
To apply for the Special Milk program, directly contact your child’s school, camp, or child care institution to find out if it participates in the Special Milk Program.

The Federal agency Child Nutrition Programs manages this program and provides state contact information here:
http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Contacts/StateDirectory.htm

Additionally, your state education agency can also provide you with more information about the program:
http://www.doe.mass.edu/cnp/nprograms/milk.html

Program Contact Information
For more information visit: http://www.doe.mass.edu/
Or you may call 781-338-6480.

Updated 09-03-13

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Massachusetts Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Managing Agency Massachusetts http://www.mass.gov

Program Description
The Massachusetts Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) (Fuel Assistance) provides eligible households with help in paying winter heating bills. The program pays benefits of fixed amounts based on household income. An additional benefit is available to eligible households having a high-energy burden. Local administering agencies determine household eligibility based on several factors including annualized income and the number of members in the household. The agency then will make payments towards the heating bills to the primary heat source vendor (oil, propane, wood or coal dealer, or gas or electric utility). Special provisions are made for those households whose heat is included in their rent and those living in subsidized housing.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Massachusetts and you must need financial assistance for home energy costs.

In order to qualify, you must also have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $31,271
2 $40,893
3 $50,515
4 $60,137
5 $69,759
6 $79,381
7 $81,185
8 $82,989
*For households with more than eight people, add $1,804 per additional person.

A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or certain needs-tested Veterans benefits may be automatically eligible.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
If you are a first-time applicant, you’ll need to apply in person at the fuel assistance agency in your area. Click here to locate your fuel assistance agency:
https://app2.ocd.state.ma.us/resourcelocator/

Program Contact Information
For more information on Massachusetts LIHEAP, please visit: http://www.massresources.org/liheap.html
To speak with a representative regarding LIHEAP, please call:
Massachusetts Heat Line:
1-800-632-8175

Or:
Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Community Services Unit:
617-573-1400
To write it to the Massachusetts LIHEAP, please contact:
Massachusetts Department of Housing & Community Development
Community Services Unit
100 Cambridge Street, Suite 300
Boston, MA 02114

Updated 03-11-13

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MassHealth

Medicaid is a state/federal program that pays for medical and long-term care services for people with lower incomes, seniors, people with disabilities and some families and children. Services covered include laboratory and X-ray services, inpatient and outpatient hospital services, health screenings for children, and long-term care services and supports.

GO TO: http://www.massresources.org/masshealth.html

Updated 02-21-13

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The Arc of Opportunity

Provides support to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Their services include advocacy, education, employment, residential and recreational services.

GO TO: http://www.arcofopportunity.org/

Updated 02-12-13

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Boston Ballet Adaptive Dance

A partnership between the Boston Ballet and the Children’s Hospital of Boston to develop a love of dance and music in children with Down Syndrome. The program also builds coordination, fitness, focus and self esteem.

http://www.bostonballet.org/community/adaptive-dance.html

Posted 12-29-12

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Massachusetts Head Start
Managing Agency Massachusetts http://www.mass.gov

Program Description
The Head Start program (for children ages 3-5) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, and social services. Parents play a large role in the programs, both as primary educators of their children and as participants in administering the programs locally. Both programs provide pre-literacy and literacy experiences in a multi-cultural environment. Parents are also provided social services, including assistance with childcare. Services are also available to migrant and seasonal farm worker families.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Massachusetts, you must be a parent or primary caregiver responsible for a child who is too young for public school.

In order to qualify, you must also have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $14,521
2 $19,669
3 $24,817
4 $29,965
5 $35,113
6 $40,261
7 $45,409
8 $50,557
*For households with more than eight people, add $5,148 per additional person.

If you do not meet these criteria, you may still qualify if you are a U.S. national, citizen or permanent resident whose financial status is low income or very low income, who is under-employed, unemployed or about to become unemployed, facing pregnancy, less than 19 years of age yourself, or the parent or primary caregiver for children under the age of 19 years. Other qualifications may apply.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
For enrollment information, contact the program nearest you:
http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/HeadStartOffices

Program Contact Information
For more information on this program, send an email to: info@massheadstart.org
You may also contact the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care by calling at: 617-988-6600

Updated 08-12-12

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Massachusetts Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Managing Agency Massachusetts http://www.mass.gov

Program Description
The WIC Program provides supplemental foods, nutrition education and referrals to health care, at no cost, to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are determined to be at nutritional risk. To be fully eligible for the WIC Program, applicants must be determined by a health professional, at no cost, to be at nutritional risk (i.e., have certain medical-based or diet-based risk conditions).

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Massachusetts, pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum woman, infant or child up to 5 years of age and: (1) are individually determined by a health professional to be at nutrition risk; and, (2) meet an income standard, or are determined automatically income eligible. A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Food Stamp Program, Medicaid or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, automatically meets the income eligibility requirement.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
To apply for WIC, call 1-800-WIC-1007 (1-800-942-1007).

Program Contact Information
Please see the following website for the income standard or maximum income limit for WIC eligibility:
http://health.mo.gov/living/families/wic/index.php
For more information on Massachusetts WIC or to locate your local WIC provider, please visit the Massachusetts Center for Community Health (CCH) at: http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/consumer/basic-needs/food/wic/

Updated 08-12-12

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Massachusetts Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children
Managing Agency Massachusetts http://www.mass.gov

Program Description
The Massachusetts Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children Program provides temporary cash assistance and supportive services to children, individuals, and their families. Every person has the right, and is afforded the opportunity, to apply for any category of assistance administered by the Department of Transitional Assistance.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of Massachusetts, either pregnant or responsible for a child under 19 years of age, a U.S. national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident, have low or very low income, and be either under-employed (working for very low wages), unemployed or about to become unemployed.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
Click here for detailed information on how to apply:
http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/consumer/basic-needs/financial/apply…

Program Contact Information
For more information, please visit: http://www.mass.gov/dta/assistance
For more help applying for public assistance, call the Application Information Unit at: 1-800-249-2007

Updated 08-12-12

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Massachusetts Weatherization Assistance Program
Managing Agency Massachusetts http://www.mass.gov

Program Description

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) for low-income households includes the installation of weather stripping, caulking, storm windows, insulation, and other materials as well as burner testing, tune-up, and minor repairs. Funds are provided by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Massachusetts.

In order to qualify you must also have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $31,218
2 $40,824
3 $50,429
4 $60,035
5 $69,641
6 $79,246
7 $81,047
8 $82,848
*For households with more than eight people, add $1,801 per additional person.

If you receive Supplemental Security Income or Aid to Families with Dependent Children, you are automatically eligible to receive weatherization services.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
The application for the Fuel Assistance Program (LIHEAP) also serves as the application for the Weatherization Assistance Program; it must be completed at the Fuel Assistance Agency Service Locator, found here:
http://app1.ocd.state.ma.us/fuel/

You may contact the HEATLINE at 1-800-632-8175 to learn where to apply. Please call ahead for an appointment to fill out the application with an intake worker. Households will be required to verify their income, household characteristics, and address.

Program Contact Information
For more information on the program please visit: http://www.massresources.org/weatherization.html
For additional information about Weatherization please call the Massachusetts HEATLINE toll-free at: 1-800-632-8175

Updated 08-12-12

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Massachusetts Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Managing Agency Massachusetts http://www.mass.gov

Program Description
Food stamps, now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), began in the United States in the late 1930’s to help people buy and eat nutritious food, be stronger, and make up a more productive society. In 1971, the Food Stamp Program became a nationwide entitlement program. That means that as long as you meet the rules for SNAP, you have a legal right to get them. Eligibility for SNAP benefits depends on the number of people in your household and how much income you have. To get SNAP benefits, households must meet certain tests, including resource (assets) and income tests.
General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Massachusetts and fall into one of two groups: (1) those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $2,001, or (2) those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $3,001 who share their household with a person or persons age 60 and over, or with a person with a disability (a child, your spouse, a parent, or yourself). For either group, you must also have an annual household income of less than $21,660 if one person lives in the household; $29,140 if two people live in the household; $36,620 if three people live in the household; $44,100 if four people live in the household; $51,580 if five people live in the household; $59,060 if six people live in the household; $66,540 if seven people live in the household; or $74,020 if eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $7,480 for each additional person in the home.
Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application Process
To apply for this program, you may apply online at:
https://service.hhs.state.ma.us/ierhome/LandingPage.do?method=displayConsumerHomePage&pageSwitch=HOME

Or, you may apply by mail or fax; visit http://www.massresources.org/snap-apply.html and scroll to the heading that says “Apply by Mail or Fax” for the application and detailed instructions.

You may also request an application be mailed to you by calling 1-800-249-2007.
Program Contact Information
For more information, visit: http://www.massresources.org/snap.html
If a member of your household is an elderly (age 60 or over) and/or disabled person, special rules apply in order to receive Food Stamps in Massachusetts. For more information, please contact the Department of Transitional Assistance at: 1-800-249-2007

Updated 12-21-11

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NERRC is one of six Regional Resource Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The Center provides special education technical assistance to help state education agencies improve their systems of early intervention, special education and transition services for children with disabilities. Find more resources for parents and educators in your state.

For more information visit this link: http://www.disability.gov/state/massachusetts/education

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