Assistance Programs, Local Agencies, and Charities


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Idaho Assistance Programs and Services


  • Idaho Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a.k.a. Idaho Food Stamp Program – Monthly food stamp benefits to help low-income families buy the food they need in order to stay healthy. The SNAP benefits can only be used on eligible food purchases at Idaho SNAP authorized stores. (+++)  Call: 877-456-1233
  • Idaho Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)  – Monthly food stamp benefits to help low-income families buy the food they need in order to stay healthy, Call: 877-456-1233
  • Temporary Assistance for Families in Idaho (TAFI)  – Provides temporary cash assistance for eligible low-income families and households to help pay for food, clothing, shelter, and other essentialsCall: 877-456-1233
  • Idaho Aid for Aged, Blind, and Disabled Program  – Offers cash assistance each month to help pay for everyday living expenses for individuals who are 65 or older, blind, or disabledCall: 877-456-1233
  • Idaho Medicaid  – A health insurance program that provides medical and health-related services to eligible Idaho residents, Call: 877-456-1233
  • Idaho Health Plan for Children  – Provides low-cost health coverage under the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for children under age 19 whose family income is too high to qualify for Medicaid, Call: 877-456-1233
  • Idaho Medicaid for Workers with Disabilities (MWD) Program  – Provides health insurance for Idaho residents who work and who have a disability, Call: 877-456-1233
  • Idaho Home Choice Program  – Helps people transition from an institution (skilled nursing facility, intermediate care facilities or institutions for mental diseases) to community living in an apartment, private home or community setting such as a certified family home, Call: 208-364-1889
  • Idaho Child Care Program (ICCP)  – Provides child care assistance to low-income, working families by paying for a portion of child care, Call: 877-456-1233
  • Idaho Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)  – Healthy foods, breastfeeding support, nutrition education, health care referrals, Call: 877-456-1233
  • Idaho National School Lunch Program (NSLP)  – Provides low-cost or free lunches to school children, Call: 800-432-4601
  • Idaho Special Milk Program  – Offers milk to children in schools, childcare institutions, and eligible camps, Call: 800-432-4601
  • Idaho Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)  – Provides free meals and snacks to help low-income children in the summer months, Call800-432-4601
  • Idaho Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)  – Provides healthy meals and snacks to children and adults receiving day careCall: 800-432-4601
  • Idaho Head Start and Early Head Start  – Comprehensive child development programs serving low-income children and their familiesCall: 208-345-1182
  • Idaho Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)  – Helps eligible low-income families pay a portion of the costs for heating their homes in Idaho’s winter monthsCall: 877-456-1233
  • Idaho Telephone Service Assistance Program (ITSAP)   – Helps eligible low-income families pay for basic telephone service installation costs or monthly costs for basic residential phone service, Call: 877-456-1233
  • Idaho Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)  – Helps eligible low-income families conserve energy, save money, and improve living conditions by repairing or replacing heat sources (heaters, furnaces, etc.), installing insulation, weather stripping, and caulking around windows and doors, Call: 877-257-3228 
  • Idaho Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)  – Designed to improve the health of Idaho seniors  by supplementing their diets with nutritious foods, Call: 208-336-2714
  • Idaho Housing Choice Voucher Program  – Helps eligible low-income Idaho residents lease privately owned rental units from participating landlords, Call: Local PHA
  • Idaho Public Housing  – Provides safe, decent, and affordable rental units for low-income Idaho residents, Call: Local PHA