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Economic Self-Sufficiency (ACCESS)

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The Economic Self-Sufficiency Program helps to promote strong and economically self-sufficient communities by determining eligibility for food, cash and medical assistance for individuals and families on the road to economic recovery.

2016-17, Quarter 1 Program Data

Economic Self-Sufficiency (ACCESS) 2016-17, Quarter 1 Program Data
July August September Quarter 1 Average FY 2016-17 Average
Families Served-Food Assistance 1,759,024 1,770,920 1,771,477 1,767,140 1,767,140
Families Served-Cash Assistance 46,558 47,095 47,188 46,947 46,947
Families Served-Medicaid 1,838,397 1,849,445 1,847,888 1,845,243 1,845,243
Persons Served-Food Assistance 3,320,093 3,348,343 3,347,673 3,338,703 3,338,703
Persons Served-Cash Assistance 75,429 77,050 77,654 76,711 76,711
Persons Served-Medicaid 3,454,594 3,478,435 3,470,855 3,467,961 3,467,961
Benefits Issued-Food Assistance $404,217,279 $407,839,417 $410,133,597 $407,396,764 $407,396,764
Benefits Issued-Cash Assistance $10,884,050 $11,053,522 $11,111,007 $11,016,193 $11,016,193