Programs

 

Workforce Investment Act (WIA)

The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) program provides workforce development activities designed to enhance the employability, occupational attainment, retention and earnings of adults, dislocated workers and youth. WIA improves the quality of the workforce, reduces welfare dependency, and enhances the productivity and competitiveness of the Texas economy.

http://www.twc.state.tx.us/boards/wia/workforce-investment-act-program-overview.html

 

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)/Choices

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) provides financial help for children and their parents or relatives who are living with them. Monthly cash payments help pay for food, clothing, housing, utilities, furniture, transportation, telephone, laundry, household equipment, medical supplies not paid for by Medicaid and other basic needs. The amount of the TANF payment depends on family size and income.

http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/Help/Financial/Temporary_Assistance.html

 

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

The SNAP food benefits (used to be called food stamps) helps people with low incomes and resources buy the food they need for good health.

http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/help/Food/FoodStamps/index.html

 

Programs for Youth

Workforce Solutions Middle Rio Grande offers work programs for area youth to gain work experience and training. For more information about upcoming programs, please contact the program operator, Middle Rio Grande Development Council, at  830-876-1202 or email Executive Director Leodoro Martinez Jr. at leodoro.martinez@mrgdc.org