GENERAL EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (GEAP)
The purpose of this program is to assist eligible clients in meeting emergency needs. Assistance is given, during a crisis situation, in the areas of providing food, clothing, repairs to home heating devices, payment for temporary shelter, necessary transportation, medical services, etc.
To be eligible for this type of assistance, a household’s income must not exceed 125% of the poverty level. The circumstances, which created the need for assistance, must have occurred not more than 30 days prior to the date of application. There is a maximum dollar amount of assistance than cannot be exceeded by any one household within a twelve (12) months’ period. However, the actual amount authorized for any household will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Support services may be provided in either of the following areas: childcare, medical exam, transportation or any other service unique to a particular situation. Our efforts in the area of employment assistance are coordinated with both the public and private sectors for maximum utilization of available resources and benefits to be delivered.