Washington Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a non-entitlement program in Washington state. Eligibility is determined using the same rules as Medicaid for children, except with higher income standards. Children who are eligible for Medicaid, or who have any…

Washington Head Start and Early 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…

Washington Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Washington Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) services are provided to the public through a network of 26 local community-based nonprofit organizations and local municipalities. Services include energy assistance, client conservation education, furnace…

Washington Medicaid

Washington Medicaid is a joint Federal/state program established to pay for medical services for people with disabilities, people 65 years and older, children and their caretakers, and pregnant women who meet the …

Washington School Breakfast and Lunch Program

The Washington School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP) are designed to promote the health and well-being of children by providing nutritious meals to children in public and private schools and residential child care institutions (RCCIs).…

Washington Special Milk Program

The Special Milk Program (SMP) 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 School Br…

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

The Washington Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a public health nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, and young children eat well, learn about nutrition and stay healthy. WIC provides you with monthly…

Washington Summer Food Service

The Washington Summer Food Service program provides nutritious meals to children who would normally receive free or reduced price meals when school is in session. This helps children to maintain a nutritious diet and helps their families to stretch their food dollars…

Washington Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

The Washington Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps low-income individuals and families obtain a more nutritious diet by supplementing their income with SNAP benefits.

Washington Unemployment Insurance

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

Washington Weatherization Assistance Program

Weatherization is the application of energy efficiency measures to a home. These include ceiling, wall and floor insulation; closing heat-escaping gaps by caulking, weather stripping, or broken window replacement; and heating system improvements. The measures are done…

Washington WorkFirst

WorkFirst is Washington State's temporary cash assistance program. The goals of the WorkFirst Program is to help low-income families stabilize their lives, so they can go to work and take better care of their families. Parents who can work will work, parents who cannot…

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