Help for Single Mothers in Texas: The Ultimate Guide
The state of Texas has many financial aid programs to help single moms facing difficulties live a better life. Our aim is to overview some of those programs so you can make an application. As a basic starter, be sure to visit the Official website of the State of Texas http://www.texas.gov This site will give you information on assistance & benefit programs for the residents of Texas, including single moms who are searching for government grants, housing aid, college scholarships & other financial aid.
i) Food Stamps in Texas
Food stamps in Texas are designed to help low income families & single moms be able afford food to be able to provide nutritious meals for their children & live a healthy life. Food stamps in Texas are administered under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Benefits are given in a Lone Star Card which is like a credit card that gets money loaded on to it and is accepted for use in many supermarkets & grocery stores across Texas. Each month, the family’s approved food stamps limit $$ is placed on the card.
Do you want to know if you are eligible for receiving food stamps in Texas? Then visit the Texas SNAP Benefit Estimator tool to find out. It will ask you how many people in your household, annual gross income & assets you own, your monthly medical & childcare expenses, etc. As a general rule of thumb, a household applying for food stamps must have less than $5,000 or less in countable liquid assets including cash, checking and savings accounts, stocks, and bonds.
ii) Texas Medicaid Program
Texas Medicaid is a joint funded state-federal health care program that was established in 1967 & administered by Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). If you fall sick, Medicaid will cover the cost of physician, inpatient, outpatient, pharmacy, lab, and X-ray services. The Texas Medicaid program is an umbrella for lots of smaller related services including:
- Medicaid Enhanced Care Program
- Comprehensive Health-care Program for Children in Foster Care
- STAR – Medicaid Managed Care
- Children’s Health Insurance Program
Your best bet is to visit the website below to find indepth information on all of these coverages. Good luck!
iii) College Grants in Texas
There is lots of financial aid, college grants & scholarships for single moms wishing to attend college in Texas. The organization in charge of education is the Texas Education Agency. It administers billions of dollars in state & federal government funds that support college expenses to benefit & increase public education. Use this link to search for TEA Grant Opportunities. It lets you customize your search by Application name, program/subject area, funding type, school year, etc. I did a search by Science subject area and got information on 20 Science related grants & scholarships. Be sure to do a search in your chosen subject area! You select the zoom icon to view scholarship details for each entry. It will give you important information such as grant amount, funding & application details & contact person’s email address/phone #.
Lots more information is provided in the URL below, so be sure to visit.