Emergency Assistance to Families with Children (EAFC) provides emergency cash assistance to families who need emergency help paying rent or utilities or for other emergencies. These funds are available through the local department once every two years when funds are available.
Families must have one or more children under 21 living with them.
Families must present proof that they have an emergency that was not caused by a family member quitting a job.
Families must present an eviction notice from utility company that services have been/will be cut off or other proof of an emergency.
Apply at your Local Department of Social Services in person. You may also file an application by mail, fax or other electronic means or someone may drop an application off for you.
You will need:
Proof of Address:
Apartment or house lease
electric, gas, water, or phone bill
or mortgage statement
Proof of Income for Past 2 Months:
past 2 months pay stubs that show your income,
or most recent benefit letter for government checks
or any others
Proof of Emergency
Utility Cut-Off Notice
or other proof
Proof of Other Cash or Non Cash resources.
Bring most recent savings and checking account statements
Social Security Number:
Everyone who gets services must have a social security number.
Proof of Household Expenses. Bring as many of the following as you can:
most recent BG&E gas or electric bill
most recent fuel oil or propane bill that shows the company’s name, address, and telephone number