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.
The Transit Assistance Program (TAP) is designed to make public transit through Metro Transit more affordable for low-income residents who are accessing one or more of many of the programs included on Bridge to Benefits. Once enrolled, you (and approved family members) will have access to $1.00 fares for a year. Learn more: https://www.metrotransit.org/tap-riders
A federal court has issed a preliminary injunction against the Trump Adminstration's proposed changes to the definition of public charge, which was slated to take effect on October 15, 2019. The public charge rule is 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 public charge rule that will be in effect until additional court action only includes cash assistance and certain long-term care programs. NONE of the programs included on Bridge to Benefits are included in the definition of public charge at this time 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 proposed rule rule changes 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.