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Economic Services




Work First Family Assistance: 

  • Work First Family Assistance, or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), provides cash assistance and Medicaid coverage to families with minor children.  Work First Family Assistance provides parents with short-term training and other services to help them become employed and move toward self-sufficiency.  For more information regarding Work First programs, locations, and forms, please click here

Food and Nutrition Services:

  • The Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) provides assistance to households with limited income and resources.  FNS also provides Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) as well as Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) services.  For more information on these programs and how to apply, please click here.
  • Did you know you can use your SNAP/EBT at Farmers Markets here in North Carolina?  For more information on participating Farmers Markets, please click here.

FNS Employment and Training Program:

Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Employment and Training (E&T) is a federal program meant to support employment and training activities to increase FNS recipient’s skills, careers, and ultimately their families’ financial well-being. The FNS E&T Program in Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services offers: 

  • E&T Social Workers to provide guidance, resources and referrals to employment and skill building programs
  • And through our partner agencies: Occupational skills trainings and certifications, job search support, High School completion, computer and other skills training programs, work experience and volunteer opportunities, job readiness services, resume building, career planning, assistance with transportation for participation in the job programs, and more. For more information regarding the FNS E&T Program, please click here. 

 Adult Medicaid:

  • Medicaid is a medical assistance program that pays medical bills for people who meet certain eligibility requirements (such as income, age, or disability) which are based on Federal regulations and State law.  For program, eligibility, and coverage information, as well as forms and applications, please click here

Medicaid for Family and Children:

  • Medicaid for Family and Children helps with medical bills such as doctor fees, prescription drugs, and hospital charges.  For program, eligibility, and coverage information, as well as forms and applications, please click here.