Welcome to Bridge to Benefits
NOTE: This screening tool does not determine eligibility. It is only a guideline. After using this screening tool, you must apply to each program to be sure your are eligible.
Give Kids a Smile is a two-day statewide event on Feb 1 & 2 (some clinics have events on additional days) in which participating dental clinics across the state provide free dental care to lower income children for free. To make an appointment, call a participating clinic - find the list of clinics here or call United Way at 2-1-1 or 1-800-543-7709.
The Trump Adminstration recently released a proposed change to the definition of public charge, the test applied to certain immigrants seeking to enter the country or to be granted lawful permanent residency to determine if they are likely to be reliant on government assistance. The current rule only includes cash assistance and certain long-term care programs, and NONE of the programs included on Bridge to Benefits. This is just a proposal and is not in effect, so all families should continue to access the programs on Bridge to Benefits for which they're eligible. Click here for more information about the current and proposed rule and who it affects.
The Postsecondary Child Care Grant Program helps low income students who have young children pay for child care while the student attends classes.