Nebraska Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

In Nebraska, CHIP is an expansion of Medicaid as health care coverage for qualified children who are without other health insurance and who do not qualify for Medicaid. Federally called the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), it provides the same se…

Nebraska Head Start

Head Start is a Federal program that promotes the school readiness of children from birth to age five from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development. Head Start programs provide a learning environment that supports children's…

Nebraska Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

The Nebraska Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps people with limited incomes offset the cost of heating and cooling their homes. The program will partially pay the cost of electricity, fuel oil, gas, coal, wood, kerosene, propane, or other fuel…

Nebraska Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program

Weatherization is making homes more energy efficient. Weatherization of a home typically involves the installation of attic, wall and floor insulation and sealing holes and cracks with caulking, weather-stripping and other types of materials. In addition, all furnaces,…

Nebraska Medical Assistance Program

The Nebraska Medical Assistance Program, also known as the Medicaid Program, is a program that is jointly funded by the state and the Federal government to provide medical coverage to those who meet certain categorical eligibility criteria and who cannot afford to pay…

Nebraska School Breakfast and Lunch Program

The School Breakfast Program provides funding that makes it possible for schools to offer a nutritious breakfast to students each day. Similarly, the goal of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is to protect the health and well-being of the nation's children by…

Nebraska Special Milk Program

The Special Milk Program provides milk to children in schools, childcare institutions, and eligible camps that do not participate in other Federal child nutrition meal service programs. Schools that participate in the National School Lunch or School Breakfast Programs,…

Nebraska Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

The Nebraska 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 children up to…

Nebraska Summer Food Service

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a federally assisted meal program that provides free, nutritious meals and snacks to help children in low-income areas get the nutrition they need throughout the summer months when they are out of school. Sponsors provide free…

Nebraska Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. SNAP is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net. The Food and…

Nebraska Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) in Nebraska is called Aid to Dependent Children (ADC). The program provides cash assistance to low-income families with minor children. ADC income is used to pay for family living expenses like rent, utilities, food,…

Nebraska Unemployment Insurance

Unemployment insurance benefits provide temporary financial assistance to workers unemployed through no fault of their own that meet Nebraska's eligibility requirements.

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