ASSISTANCE TO INDIVIDUALS & FAMILIES

Snap State Administration: $1.14 Billion


*Counties eligible
Grants awarded to each state agency with 75 percent of the funds allocated based on the share of each state of households that participate in SNAP and 25 percent based on the increase in the number of households that participate in SNAP. States with county-administered SNAP programs pass these funds along to counties.

Snap 15% Benefit Increase: $3.5 Billion


Extends the recently enacted 15 percent SNAP benefit increase through September 30, 2021 (previously set to expire June 30, 2021).




Supplemental Nutrition Assistance for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC): $880 Million


*Counties eligible
Provides $880 million in emergency funds, $490 million of which will enhance benefits for four months and $390 million of which will support outreach innovation and program modernization funding.


Pandemic EBT Program Extension: $5.6 Billion


*Counties eligible
Extends the Pandemic-EBT program, which provides SNAP benefits to low-income children who have lost access to meals at school and child care due to the pandemic through the summer months in both FY 2021 and FY 2022. Administrative costs for P-EBT are 100 percent reimbursable by the federal government.

Nutrition Assistance for US Territories: $1 Billion


Grants to the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa for nutrition assistance.


Commodity Supplemental Food Program : $37 Million

*Counties eligible
Provides additional funds for the program, which works to improve the improve the health of low-income persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA Foods.

Veteran's Affairs: $17 Billion


Funding for several U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs programs including the Veterans State Home Program, Veterans Health and workforce retraining assistance.

Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA): $3.03 Billion


These funds are provided to state educational agencies and lead agencies to help recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and to safely reopen schools and sustain safe operations.

Family Violence Prevention and Services: $450 Million


*Counties eligible
These funds are in the form of formula grants and include additional funding to the national domestic violence hotline and support for survivors of sexual assault.

Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention: $250 Million


The funds are Title II community based (CBCAP) grants, which will be available through Sep. 30, 2023. Funding is for lead entities designated by the state. In some cases, counties may receive these funds from the state via a competitive grant process, but they are not direct applicants or recipients of funds.

Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment State Grants: $100 Million


*States eligible
These funds are allocated to states as Title I Grants to states.



Pandemic Emergency Assistance: $1 Billion


*Counties eligible
Provides funds for states to provide short-term targeted aid (cash assistance or otherwise) to families in crisis. Counties in nine states (and Montgomery County, Md.) are responsible for administering the program and represent more than half of total TANF participants. These counties may receive funds.

Older Americans Act (OAA) Programs: $1.4 Billion


*Counties eligible
This funding includes $750 million for senior nutrition programs, $460 million for home-and-community-based support services, $45 million for disease prevention, $10 million for the long-term care ombudsman program and $145 million in assistance for grandparents caring for grandchildren. OAA funding is allocated directly to Area Agencies on Aging, more than half of which are fully or partially operated by county governments.

Elder Justice Act Programs: $276 Million


*Counties eligible
Provides funds for the Elder Justice Act in both FY 2021 and FY 2022. The Elder Justice Act program is the only dedicated federal funding source available to states and counties to prevent elder fraud and abuse.



Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting: $150 Million


States receive these funds and may disperse to local governments. Funding can be suballocated to county owned entities providing services.


Family Planning: $50 Million


*Counties eligible
Funds are allocated to the only federal grant program dedicated exclusively to providing low-income and adolescent patients with essential family planning and preventative health services. County health departments are eligible applicants of these grants.

Tenant Based Rental Assistance: $5 Billion


*Counties eligible
Provides $5 billion for housing choice vouchers, with funds available through September 30, 2030.


Homelessness Assistance: $5 Billion


*Counties eligible
Provides $5 billion to provide rental assistance, develop affordable housing, provide supportive services and acquire and develop non-congregate shelter units. Funding will be allocated using the HOME Investment Partnerships Program.

Homeowner Assistance Fund: $9.96 Billion


Funding to states, territories, and tribes to provide homeowners struggling to make mortgage payments due to the pandemic with direct assistance for mortgage payments, property taxes, property insurance, utilities, and other housing related costs.

Emergency Rental Assistance: $21.6 Billion


Provides an additional round of funding for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Funding is distributed to states and eligible units of local governments, including counties with 200,000 residents or more, to help keep residents stably housed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rural Housing: $100 Million


Assistance to individuals needing rural housing assistance. Although not a direct allocation to counties, these funds to residents could relieve county budgets and local housing programs.