Louisiana Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP)

The Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP) provides cash assistance to families with children when the financial resources of the family are insufficient to meet subsistence needs. The overall goal of FITAP is to decrease the long-term dependency on…

Louisiana 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…

Louisiana LaCHIP Program

The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides health coverage to nearly eight million children and families with incomes too high to qualify for Medicaid, but can't afford private coverage.
  In some states, CHIP covers parents and pregnant …

Louisiana Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)

Energy costs significantly influence the affordability of housing for everyone, often impacting the basic subsistence requirements of a household. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides eligible households with assistance in meeting their…

Louisiana Medicaid Program

The Louisiana Medicaid Program is a federally funded program, which provides health coverage to Louisiana residents, within certain groups, based on income and resource limits set by Congress. Medicaid provides a complete package of medical coverage for those who…

Louisiana School Breakfast and Lunch Program

The National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs offer meal reimbursement on an income-based sliding scale for public and non-public school students. Schools approved by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education or residential childcare facilities may apply for…

Louisiana Special Milk Program

The Special Milk Program 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…

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

The 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 age 5…

Louisiana Summer Food Service

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was established to ensure that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Free nutritious meals and snacks that meet Federal nutrition guidelines are provided to all children 18 years…

Louisiana Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides monthly benefits that help low-income households buy the food they need for good health. The goal of the program is to promote the general welfare and to safeguard the health and well being of the population…

Louisiana Unemployment Insurance

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

Louisiana Weatherization Assistance Program

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) provides grants to states, territories, and some Indian tribes to improve the energy efficiency of the homes of low-income families. These governments, in turn, contract with local governments…

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