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Idaho Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)

Idaho offers the Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) so your children—infants to teens—may qualify for health insurance at no cost to you. SCHIP provides insurance to working and non-working families. It allows you-parents, grandparents, and guardians-to get…

Idaho Food Stamp Program

The Food Stamp Program helps put food on the table for approximately 34,000 Idaho households and 85,000 individual Idahoans every day. It provides low income households with a card which can be used instead of cash to purchase food items to ensure that they have access…

Idaho 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…

Idaho Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

The mission of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is to assist low income households, particularly those with the lowest incomes that pay a high proportion of household income for home energy, in meeting their immediate home energy needs.

Idaho Medicaid

Idaho Medicaid is the state and Federal partnership that provides health coverage for selected categories of people in Idaho with low incomes. Its purpose is to improve the health of people who might otherwise go without medical care for themselves and their children.

Idaho School Breakfast and Lunch Program

The School Breakfast and Lunch Programs make nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free meals available to school children each school day. Over 92,000 schools offer lunches at school, and nearly 70,000 schools offer breakfast at school. School breakfasts and lunches…

Idaho Special Milk Program

The Special Milk Program provides reimbursement for milk served to children in programs where they have no access to lunch either through the National School Lunch Program or the Child and Adult Care Food Program. These programs include half-time kindergarten programs…

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

The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program 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 age 5 who are determined to be at…

Idaho Summer Food Service

The Idaho Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides reimbursement for free, nutritious meals and snacks served to Idaho children 18 and younger. These meals help children in low-income areas get the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow throughout the summer…

Idaho Temporary Assistance for Families in Idaho (TAFI)

Temporary Assistance for Families in Idaho (TAFI) is the monthly cash assistance program for low-income families in Idaho. The program goal is to provide necessary assistance to needy families with children on a temporary basis and provide parents with job preparation,…

Idaho Unemployment Insurance

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

Idaho Weatherization Assistance Program

The Idaho Weatherization Assistance Program is the nation's largest residential energy efficiency program. Its mission is to insulate the dwellings of low-income persons, particularly the elderly, persons with disabilities, families with children, high residential…