Serving Communities by Providing Economic Opportunities
Building assets and achieving prosperity is more challenging for some than others. Obstacles to self-sufficiency come in many different forms, but one thing is universally true: when we pull together to help those most in need, our communities are stronger, and that provides greater economic opportunity for all.
Community Services Block Grants
More than a quarter of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck without savings or investments in equity, such as a home or small business. Evidence shows that with training and incentives, even the lowest-income Americans can break this cycle and begin saving and planning for a better future.
WorkFirst is Washington’s welfare reform program designed to help Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) participants get what they need to prepare for and go to work.
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance
Providing funds from a federal block grant program to help low-income Washington state households maintain affordable, dependable utility services and avoid shutoff during the winter.