Assistance Programs, Local Agencies, and Charities


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Nebraska Assistance Programs and Services


  • Nebraska Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)  – Monthly food stamp benefits to help low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health, (+++)  Call: 800-383-4278
  • Nebraska Assistance to the Aged, Blind, or Disabled (AABD)   Provides financial aid and medical assistance to Nebraska persons in need who are age 65 and older, or who are age 64 and younger and blind or disabled according to Social Security program definitions, Call: 402-471-3121
  • Nebraska Temporary Assistance For Needy Families  – Provides cash assistance to low-income Nebraska families with minor children to help them pay for living expenses like rent, utilities, food, clothing, and other necessitiesCall: 402-471-3121
  • Nebraska Telephone Assistance Program (NTAP)  – Assists qualifying low-income individuals with keeping telephone services affordable by lowering monthly service rates, Call: 800-526-0017
  • Nebraska Medicaid Program  – Pays for covered medical services for those persons who are unable to afford to pay for medically necessary services and who meet certain eligibility requirements, Call: 402-471-3121
  • Nebraska Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)  – Offers health care coverage for qualified children living in Nebraska who are without other health insurance and who do not qualify for Medicaid, Call: 402-471-3121
  • Nebraska Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program  – Healthy foods, breastfeeding support, nutrition education, health care referrals, Call: 402-471-3121
  • Nebraska National School Lunch Program (NSLP)  – Provides low-cost or free lunches to school children, Call: 402-471-2488
  • Nebraska Special Milk Program  – Offers milk to children in schools, childcare institutions, and eligible camps, Call: 402-471-2488
  • Nebraska School Breakfast Program (SBP)  – Provides low-cost or free meals to school children, Call: 402-471-2488
  • Nebraska Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)  – Provides free meals and snacks to help low-income children in the summer months, Call402-471-2488
  • Nebraska Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)  – Provides healthy meals and snacks to children and adults receiving day care, Call: 402-471-2488
  • Nebraska Head Start  – Comprehensive child development programs serving low-income children and their familiesCall: 308-865-5690
  • Nebraska Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)  – Designed to help people with limited incomes offset the cost of heating and cooling their homes, Call: 402-471-3121
  • Nebraska Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program  – Assists households reduce energy bills by improving energy efficiency of their homes, Call: 402-471-2867
  • Nebraska Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)  – Designed to aid eligible senior citizens known to be at risk of malnutrition due to low income and poor health conditions, Call: 800-942-1171
  • Nebraska Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)  – Provides low-income seniors with special coupons to buy fresh, nutritious fruits, vegetables, and herbs from authorized farmers’ markets, Call: 800-422-6692
  • Nebraska Housing Choice Voucher Program  – Helps eligible low-income households lease privately owned rental units from participating landlords, Call: Local PHA
  • Nebraska Public Housing  – Provides safe, decent, and affordable rental units for eligible low-income residents., Call: Local PHA