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Hurricane Harvey Evacuees in California Can Apply for CalFresh Food Assistance
Qualified applicants can receive expedited service (3 days) in September. Apply online at Benefitscal.org or to find out how to apply for benefits in the county in which you are residing, please call the toll free number 1-877-847-3663 (FOOD.)


Now Accepting Applications for Immigration Services Funding 
The California Department of Social Services contracts with selected qualified nonprofit organizations to provide: (1) Services to Assist Applicants seeking Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals; (2) Services to Obtain Other Immigration Remedies; (3) Services to Assist Applicants seeking Naturalization; (4) Removal Defense; (5) Legal Training and Technical Assistance Services; and (6) Education and Outreach Activities. Determine if your nonprofit organization meets the qualification standards.


Live-In IHSS/WPCS Providers
Beginning January 2017, providers now have the option to self-certify living arrangements to exclude IHSS/WPCS wages from federal income tax and state tax by completing and submitting appropriate forms. For more information and forms, go to the Live-In Provider Self-Certification Information webpage.  


Electronic Timesheets for IHSS Providers
Beginning August 7, 2017, In-Home Supportive Services Providers in Butte, Inyo, Kern, Mendocino, Napa, Placer, San Diego, San Francisco, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Trinity counties have the option to use Electronic Timesheets. . Find out how to enroll in the Electronic Timesheet service.


Bringing Families Home Program Funding
We are excited to announce the implementation of a new housing program intended to help reduce the number of families experiencing homelessness. Read the Bringing Families Home funding announcement.


Former Foster Youth Spread the Word!
Young adults who were in foster care at age 18 or older may be eligible for the Medi-Cal program. Get more information about how former foster youth can receive Medi-Cal coverage until age 26.

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