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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.

2017-18, Quarter 1 Program Data

2017-18, Quarter 1 Program Data
  July August September Quarter 1 Average FY 2017-18 Average
Families Served-Food Assistance 1,685,041 1,692,646 1,682,822 1,686,836 1,686,836
Families Served-Cash Assistance 45,319 45,431 45,581 45,444 45,444
Families Served-Medicaid 1,863,909 1,841,980 1,821,518 1,842,469 1,842,469
Persons Served-Food Assistance 3,170,225 3,190,194 3,172,381 3,177,600 3,177,600
Persons Served-Cash Assistance 71,514 72,191 72,839 72,181 72,181
Persons Served-Medicaid 3,474,167 3,429,492 3,384,154 3,429,271 3,429,271
Benefits Issued-Food Assistance $382,038,142 $384,842,951 $515,212,814 $427,364,636 $427,364,636
Benefits Issued-Cash Assistance $10,506,580 $10,547,287 $10,618,716 $10,557,528 $10,557,528