DCF Quick Facts

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 3 Program Data

2016-17, Quarter 2 Program Data
January February March Quarter 3
Average
FY 2016-17 Average

Families Served-Food Assistance

1,743,239 1,723,525 1,709,398 1,725,387 1,752,074

Families Served-Cash Assistance

47,244 46,419 45,967 46,543 46,962

Families Served-Medicaid

1,871,698 1,873,878 1,875,423 1,873,666 1,859,445

Persons Served-Food Assistance

3,278,286 3,239,486 3,212,668 3,243,480 3,302,477

Persons Served-Cash Assistance

77,296 75,262 74,176 75,578 76,821

Persons Served-Medicaid

3,495,788 3,495,628 3,495,875 3,495,764 3,481,896

Benefits Issued-Food Assistance

$397,796,441 $390,000,351 $391,203,031 $392,999,941 $402,093,027

Benefits Issued-Cash Assistance

$10,999,724 $10,810,020 $10,721,082 $10,843,609 $10,984,985