Alabama Financial Assistance Programs

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Alabama Assistance Programs.  The state of Alabama has many churches, government, and community programs to help struggling families with bills and other issues. No matter what county you live in, if you qualify financially, you can get the help you need to keep your family going.

It is essential to reach out for help as soon as you have a problem. Keep the names and phone numbers of agencies that can assist you. If you need help with rent, mortgage, utilities, or food, contact the agencies below.  We will tell you where to go for assistance with rent and other bills.

This is a List of Alabama Financial Assistance Programs

 SNAP Food Benefits

The SNAP/Food Stamp Programs help millions of families with access to food benefits.  You can purchase groceries with SNAP benefits anywhere they accept SNAP.  The Food and Nutrition Service works with communities, educators, and religious.  These organizations help educate meal providers to make healthy food choices: financially qualified citizens and United States residents.  Find out if you qualify for SNAP benefits. Use SNAP’s pre-screening tool. 

National School Feeding Programs

This provides free and discounted school breakfast and lunches to disadvantaged children who meet the U.S. Federal poverty guidelines 334-242-1988.  These children usually also qualify for the Special Milk Program, may also qualify for Free School Breakfast 334-242-1988, and the Summer Food Service Programs (SFSP),  334-242-1988.

Family Assistance Program

Financial assistance helps low-income families meet basic needs and maintain family stability. Preference is given to eligible families with dependent children or full-time students under 19.  Vocational school or taking technical training.  (334) 242-1773

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

SNAP is provided to families with children and single families that qualify financially.  These benefits help prevent food shortages and improve nutrition in struggling families.    (334) 242-1310.


You also qualify for Link-Up assistance if you qualify for Lifeline. This program gives customers credit to help pay to set up new phone service.   You can get a discount on the landline phone service.   If you believe you qualify, contact your local phone company.

 LifeLine Phone Assistance

Another program you may be interested in is Lifeline is a program which gives free and discount phone service to residential and cell phone users.  This low-income benefit is available to participate in government programs like SSI, SNAP, WIC, Medicaid, Section 8, and SNAP.  

Families are allowed one Lifeline credit per household.  Alabama assistance programs like LifeLine help families, the elderly, and the disabled obtain affordable phone service and free cellular phones.  If you receive federal assistance, you may qualify for this free government phone initiative.  

 Alabama Weatherization Assistance Program

Funding by the U.S. Department of Energy funds this energy program.  The ADEC works with community action programs.  Together they provide weatherization assistance to needy families—this state-wide program in action in 67 counties in Alabama.  ADECA handles funding for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Weatherization Assistance program.   

Weatherization Assistance includesmitigating outside air infiltration into the conditioned space of the home, installing attic, wall and floor insulation, sealing ductwork, performing HVAC system tune-ups and repairs, repairing leaky and/or faulty windows and doors and replacing…”  The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) 

This program helps low-income households make repairs to make homes more energy-efficient.  The goal is to lower energy costs to households.  Your family income must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines to receive help from this program.  For more info call, 205-323-6674 or 334-242-5373.

Low-Income High Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Low-Income High Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps low-income Alabama residents pay for energy bills.   The U.S. government issues block grants to the states.   The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Contact LIHEAP by calling 334-242-4909.

Section 8 Housing

Section 8 Housing can include apartments, public housing, or private homes.   Three programs help low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled by paying a portion of the rent.  Help is provided according to their income needs.  Low-income residents can get a portion of their rent paid from Housing and Urban Development Section 8 housing vouchers.  Click on the links below to find out in-depth info about each program.

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