Even though Idaho offers a lower cost of living than many other states in the country, there are some people who have a hard time making ends meet. Whether it’s because it’s difficult to find a high enough paying job, or there are medical issues that make things more challenging, you may need help at some point paying the bills. The good news is that there are grants for disabled in Idaho that will help pay for housing, food, and more.
Unlike loans, grants do not ever have to be paid back. If you receive grants you can use them to pay for your basic needs and not worry about any interest accruing or having to give the money back. You can get assistance from more than one grant program at a time, so be sure to apply with as many as you feel qualified for.
Grants for Disabled in Idaho
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – This program will provide people with a debit card that they can use to pay for their groceries at the store or farmers market. If you are approved for the grant program the amount you receive is determined by how many people live in your household. This grant can be used to purchase such things as meat, dairy, produce, breads, cereals, and seeds for planting. To qualify, you have to meet the low income requirements.
Temporary Assistance for Families in Idaho (TAFI) – This federally funded program will provide cash grants for disabled in Idaho. Those who are approved for the program can choose to have it deposited directly into their bank account, or they can get the funds given to them on a debit card. The cash grant can be used each month to pay for living expenses, such as housing, food, bills, clothing, etc. It is to pay for essential living needs. The maximum amount that can be received through a TANF grant each month is $309, and you can only receive it for up to 24 months.
Home Heating and Utility Assistance – Whether you are in a crisis situation or you need ongoing grants to help pay for heating and utility bills you may be able to get help. These programs offered through the state will help with weatherization services and heating services. You will have to show that you have a low income and you will need to reapply each year that you need the grants to pay the bills.
Idaho Telephone Service Assistance Program (ITSAP) – This program helps those who have a low income to be able to have a phone. The program provides telephone grants for disabled in Idaho. They will also provide discount programs for those who need a reduced telephone bill.
Aid to the Aged, Blind, and Disabled (AABD) – This program provides cash grants for disabled in Idaho. The amount you receive each month is determined by your income and living arrangements. The maximum amount that you can receive each month from this program is around $53. The cash grant can be used to help pay for any living expenses. The program is open to those who are living in group homes as well.
Catholic Charities – Affiliated with the Catholic Church, this nonprofit organization has locations throughout the state. They will provide grants for disabled in Idaho that can be used for such things as housing, food, clothing, etc. They help people avoid homelessness and during crisis situations. Contact the location near you to begin the application process for assistance.
Housing and Urban Development (HUD) – This program will provide help with paying rent, as well as locating affordable housing options. They also offer a public housing program, where you can live for free if you meet the low income requirements.