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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 2 Program Data

2017-18, Quarter 2 Program Data
  October November December Quarter 2 Average FY 2017-18 Average
Families Served-Food Assistance 1,750,230 1,781,707 1,754,420 1,762,119 1,724,478
Families Served-Cash Assistance 47,692 44,522 42,406 44,873 45,159
Families Served-Medicaid 1,845,920 1,833,918 1,841,715 1,840,518 1,841,493
Persons Served-Food Assistance 3,290,217 3,342,298 3,281,717 3,304,744 3,241,172
Persons Served-Cash Assistance 76,887 71,591 67,600 72,026 72,104
Persons Served-Medicaid 3,428,897 3,395,213 3,404,929 3,409,680 3,419,475
Benefits Issued-Food Assistance $716,100,851 $402,381,025 $393,238,256 $503,906,711 $465,635,673
Benefits Issued-Cash Assistance $11,063,456 $10,356,553 $9,990,679 $10,470,229 $10,513,879