Last Updated on December 22, 2022 by Meghan
Nebraska has a population of about 1.9 million people, with a poverty rate of about 12.4%. There are about 27,000 single moms in Nebraska living in poverty. They struggle by the day to provide the necessities of life for their families to live the normal lifestyle. But there is succor as the state of Nebraska can boast of many programs created to assist single mothers with financial grants.
In our guide, we will take an in-depth look at the financial grants and assistance available to single mothers in Nebraska.
Nebraska Opportunity Grant
This program is also called the Nebraska State Grants and it is available to postsecondary school students who do not have the means to pay for their tuition. The grant can be accessed by students studying in Nebraska and are able to meet with the requirements. Single mothers in the state can confirm if their child is eligible for the program by connecting with this number 402-471-2847. https://ccpe.nebraska.gov/
Support for Dependent Children
This is an initiative of the Department of Health and Human Services and it is designed to provide cash assistance to the single moms and other low-income families with children aged 18 and less. Applicants will get benefits if they are able to meet up with the requirements. You can call DHHS on 402-471-3121 http://dhhs.ne.gov/
Just as it is in some other states, the Medicaid program in Nebraska also provides affordable quality dental and medical care services to community members that have special health needs . If you wish to apply for this program, you can call their customer care service via 855-632-7633 http://dhhs.ne.gov/
Head Start Program
This is a Federal program that was created to provide services for needy families and their children. It is aimed at helping them with their healthcare services, education and other welfare packages. To know the benefits you are eligible for with the Head Start program, you can call the Central Office on 308-865-5690 http://communityactionmidne.com/
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
The TANF in Nebraska provides assistance for needy families, especially single mothers that have a very little income and need assistance with their utility bills and other costs of running the home. To be eligible for the program, you will be expected to meet up with work and income requirements. You can call 402-471-3121 to check if you are eligible.
The Nebraska UI program is aimed at providing financial relief payments to people who are out of employment through no faults of their own. Eligible applicants will benefit from a weekly or biweekly payments based on the percentage of what they received from their last employer. Beneficiaries will be expected to seek employments, even as they receive the grants. You can send in your application via https://neworks.nebraska.gov/vosnet/unemployment.aspx
Low Income Housing Program
This program allows a single mother with low income to receive reduced payments in their rents for houses owned by the local Housing agencies. It could be apartments, condos or single house. The state basically provides funding to the local agencies, which then in return provides the funds to the Low Income families.
You can apply through the Local Housing Agency in your area. Make use of the list on The Nebraska Public Housing Agencies to get the contact of the agents around you.
The state medical transport services provide low cost or even free transportation to single moms and other families that have low income, and are enrolled under Medicaid. Free rides are given to beneficiaries to go for their medical appointments and visits to the grocery store to get food. The rides however cannot be used for other purposes. http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/hcs_services_transportation.aspx
The Legal Aid Organization in Nebraska offers different legal assistance to single moms in the state. It is a nonprofit organization set to help low-income residents in the state. The firm has a large database of where to locate legal advice depending on the situation. You can get legal services on issues bothering on domestic violence, evictions, employment, family and many more. http://www.legalaidofnebraska.org/
Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
The WIC program is designed to help with the nutritional needs of single mothers, pregnant women, breastfeeding women, infants and little children to the age of 5, who are facing health challenges as a result of poor nutrition.
For you to be eligible for the program, you must have been assessed and confirmed by a health professional, to be at a nutritional risk. You can find a WIC clinic close to you and schedule an appointment. There are more than 110 clinics across the state. If you are confirmed eligible for the program, WIC checks will be offered to you on same day of appointment.
Child Care Subsidy
The department of human & Health Services offers childcare assistance trough the Child Care Subsidy Program. The program is available to single mothers in Nebraska and they can apply to confirm if they are eligible. 1-800-383-4278 http://dhhs.ne.gov/