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Child Care and Development Fund ( CCDF )

The CCDF Child Care Program assists low-income families, families receiving temporary public assistance and those transitioning from public assistance in obtaining child care so they can work. CCDF funds are also used for Quality activities to improve the quality of child care by financially assisting child care providers in their professional development and maintaining healthy, safe, appropriate learning environments for [...]

To learn more go to Child Care and Development

Head Start

Established in 1965, Head Start promotes school readiness for children, ages three to five, in low-income families by offering educational, nutritional, health, social and other services. Head Start programs promote school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families. Programs actively engage parents [...]
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To find a Head Start Center near you
go to Head Start Locator

To Enroll Your Child in Head Start
go to Enrolling Your Child


The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services

The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services offers medical assistance through a number of programs for individuals and families. Some of this coverage is free to you, and some requires a small fee. The services provided may include doctor visits, prescriptions, dental care, eye exams and glasses and therapies.

For more information go to Medical Assistance Programs

Child Health Assurance Program (CHAP)

As part of Medicaid, the Child Health Assurance Program provides Medicaid coverage to pregnant women and children under age six, including unborns, with income below 133% of poverty; and to children age six or older born after September 30, 1983 with income below 100% of poverty.

It provides necessary medical assistance to these individuals who have no health insurance coverage and meet poverty limits, yet are ineligible to receive TANF cash benefits or TANF-related Medicaid.

For more information go to Child Health Assurance Program ( CHAP )

Early Intervention Services ( EIS )

Early intervention is a system of coordinated services that promotes the child’s growth and development and supports families during the critical early years. Early intervention services to eligible children and families are federally mandated through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

For more information go to Early Intervention Programs

Healthy Kids

Healthy Kids is a program which provides preventive health care such as immunizations, yearly physicals and referrals for health problems of Medicaid eligible infants, children and young adults.

Healthy Kids can provide referrals for developmental problems, vision, hearing, and dental problems as well as family problems.

For more information go to Healthy Kids

Katie Beckett

This program provides medical assistance coverage for certain children under age 18 who have disabling conditions and live at home. This program enables children with special health care needs or disabilities to be cared for at home instead [...]

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The Division of Health Care Financing and Policy works to assist in providing quality medical care for eligible individuals and families with low incomes and limited resources. Services are provided through a combination of traditional fee-for-service provider networks and managed care.

For more information go to Medicaid

You can also go to Medicaid Programs

Medical Assistance for the Aged, Blind and Disabled ( MAABD

Medical Assistance for the Aged, Blind and Disabled (MAABD) is a medical services only program. Please contact you local Welfare district office to find out more about the program and what it can offer you.

For more information go to Medical Assistance for the Aged, Blind and Disabled (MAABD)

Nevada Check Up

Nevada Check Up is a state Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP) that provides affordable comprehensive health care coverage to uninsured children of low-income families who are not covered by private insurance or Medicaid.

Service is provided through a fee for service program within a managed care network. The goal of Nevada Check Up is to provide preventive and comprehensive health care coverage for Nevadas uninsured children.

For more information go to Nevada Check Up

You can also go to What is Nevada Check Up

Temporary Assistance For Needy Families (TANF)

The purpose of this program is to provide temporary assistance for the care of dependent children in their homes or in the homes of relatives by furnishing financial, medical and self-sufficiency services.

For more information go to Temporary Assistance For Needy Families (TANF)

You can also go to Temporary Assistance For Needy Families

Social Security Disability Insurance Programs

The Social Security Administration provides two programs under which benefits are paid to qualified people with disabilities: the Social Security disability insurance program and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program.

For more information go to Social Security Disablility Insurance Programs

You can also go to Disability & SSI

Food Assistance

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Many Nevadans have trouble making ends meet each month. After paying for rent, utilities, transportation and child care, there is often little left over to buy nutritious food. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Each month, thousands of families across the state turn to the Nevada State Division of Welfare and Supportive Services for assistance in the form of SNAP benefits to help feed their families.

For more information go to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

To apply go to Applying for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

The Nevada Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a federally funded short-term nutrition program operated in Nevada through the Nevada State Health Division, Bureau of Family Health Services. It provides nutritious foods to supplement the diets of pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants and children under age 5 who meet WIC eligibility requirements.

For more information go to Nevada Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

Rental Assistance


HUD helps apartment owners offer reduced rents to low-income tenants.  To apply, contact or visit the management office of each apartment building that interests you.

For more information go to Rental Help Nevada

Public Housing

Public housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Public housing comes in all sizes and types, from scattered single family houses to high rise apartments for elderly families. There are approximately 1.2 million households living in public housing units, managed by some 3,300 HAs.

For more information go to Public Housing

You can also go to Public Housing Programs

To contact your local Public Housing Agency go to PHA Contact Information


Filing for Unemployment

Unemployment Insurance is a nationwide program created to provide partial wage replacement to unemployed workers while they conduct an active search for new work.

The Unemployment Insurance Program, commonly referred to as UI, provides workers, who lose their jobs through no fault of their own, with weekly unemployment insurance payments. The UI program is 100% funded by employers who [...]

To find out more go to Nevada Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation
( DETR )

For Eligibility go to Unemployment Eligibility



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