Additional Programs

Additional Programs

KINSHIP NAVIGATOR PROGRAM

This program helps caregivers of relatives’ children find and access local support, resources and government programs for a variety of needs. For more information, call 2-1-1.

Some kinship caregivers who meet an income requirement and have legal guardianship of the relative child in their home, may be eligible for a monthly subsidy per child. For more information, call 609-989-4320, Menu Option 3,1 or The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey at 800-396-4518.

SANCTION COMPLIANCE PROGRAM

This program encourages sanctioned WFNJ TANF recipients to participate in a work activity which would result in sanction removal. In addition, WFNJ GA recipients are assessed and assisted with an appropriate plan for either employment or disability services.

SUPPLEMENTAL WORK SUPPORT (SWS) PROGRAM

WFNJ TANF recipients, who are employed and have been working at least 20 hours per week for at least four months, and still receive a partial cash grant, may be eligible to receive $200 per month for up to 24 months. To be eligible, WFNJ TANF recipients must have been on WFNJ TANF for at least six months and agree to voluntarily close their case.

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SUPPORTIVE ASSISTANCE TO INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES (SAIF)

This program provides intensive case management services to clients who have been in receipt of WFNJ for 48 months or more. The goal of the program is to assist the client to become self-sufficient. An individual may remain in SAIF for up to 24 months, as long as he/she is cooperating with the service plan.

The following programs are not Work First New Jersey Programs, but are included for informational purposes.

LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LIHEAP)

This program helps low income households pay for their heating and cooling costs. For more information, call the Mercer County Housing and Community Development Office at 609-989-6858 or 609-989-6959.

UNIVERSAL SERVICE FUND (USF)

This program helps low income households pay for their electric and natural gas costs. For more information, call the Mercer County Housing and Community Development Office at 609-989-6858 or 609-989-6959.