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The Higher Education Financial Services' programs and services include, but are not limited to: The D.C. Adoption Scholarship (DCAS)- DCAS offers grant awards up to $10,000 per year for up to six years, with a lifetime maximum of $50,000, to Distr...
DC Healthy Families covers children, adolescents under age 19 who live alone, pregnant women, and parents/guardians. DC Healthy Families is funded by the District of Columbia and Federal Government and is administered by the Department of Health, Med...
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), a program funded by the Federal Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) helps low-income residents meet their home energy needs, and provides emergency assistance to households whose electri...
The DC Medicaid programs pays the medical bills of certain DC residents who have low incomes. If you are 65 or older or disabled, you may be eligible. Also, you may be eligible if you are pregnant or have children. If your income is over the limit, y...
The National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs provide reimbursement for nutritionally balanced low-cost or free lunches and breakfast served to children attending public or private non-profit schools. In the 2002-2003 school year, the National Sch...
The Special Milk Program provides milk to children in schools and childcare institutions who do not participate in other Federal meal service programs. The program reimburses schools for the milk they serve. Schools in the National School Lunch or...
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides supplemental foods, nutrition education and referrals to health care, at no cost, to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and chil...
The DC Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides reimbursement for free, nutritious meals and snacks served to DC children 18 and younger. These meals help children in low-income areas get the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow throughout...
The Districts' Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program helps low-income residents and families buy the food they need for good health....
Unemployment insurance benefits provide temporary financial assistance to workers unemployed through no fault of their own that meet the District of Columbia's eligibility requirements....

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