Low-income families and single moms in the state of West Virginia (WV) can benefit from assistance from the federal government by applying for grants. Are you looking for a different state or all grants available for single mothers in the US? Read more here.
The following are organizations in West Virginia that can help out single mothers.
WV Single Moms Assistance Programs
Read below for more information on specific cities’ grants for single mothers.
Temporary cash assistance, which can last for five years, can be given to qualified families when applying for the WV WORKS program.
The WV WORKS is the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program in West Virginia. To benefit from this program, apply on the inROADS website or contact the nearest Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) office in your area. You can also reach them at (304) 558-0628 for general questions and assistance.
Another benefit single mothers can claim SNAP or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for West Virginia. To utilize, check your eligibility by applying online through inROADS or by contacting the nearest DHHR office in your area.
Pregnant and breastfeeding single mothers can benefit from the West Virginia WIC program.
To apply for this grant, go to the nearest WIC office in your area. You may also contact the WIC Office of Nutrition Services at (304) 558-0030 or [email protected].
Another source of benefits is WV Medicaid. Medicaid is West Virginia’s primary source of medical assistance for low-income families, and they cover a wide range of services. To apply for benefits, visit their website or call 1-877-716-1212. You can also visit the closest DHHR office in your area.
You can also contact their call center at 1-800-318-2596 if you have more questions.
Children’s Health Insurance Program (WV CHIP)
The Children’s Health Insurance Program (also known as WV CHIP) is a West Virginian program. It offers affordable health care for children.
To benefit from this grant, you can apply online or over the phone at 1-877-716-1212. You can also reach out to their helpline number if you have questions regarding your eligibility or questions about the program itself.
Child Care Assistance Program
Another program in the state of West Virginia that helps single mothers cover their daily or weekly childcare costs is the Child Care Assistance Program. To qualify for the program, you’ll need to meet the federal poverty income level.
You can apply for child care benefits online or get in touch with the closest Child Care Resource and Referral Center (CCR&R).
Higher Education Grant
Low-income students from low-income households can benefit from the West Virginia Higher Education Grant. To be considered for the grant, you’ll need to fill out your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) before October 1.
You can also contact the Financial Aid Office at the College Foundation of West Virginia by calling them at (877) 987-7664 or (304) 558-4618.
Eligible candidates can qualify for unemployment insurance benefits. Single mothers may be eligible if they have worked recently and are actively looking for work. Apply at the closest WorkForce WV office in your area—contact WorkForce at 1-800-252-JOBS.
LIHEAP & Weatherization
Some programs help you reduce your energy bills or weatherize your home. The Low Income Energy & Heating Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is one program, and the weatherization program is the other.
Through the West Virginia Office of Economic Opportunity, locate the LIHEAP agency and the weatherization assistance program in the county where you live.
West Virginia Head Start has educational, healthcare, and family-oriented programs for children. Apply at the Head Start program in or near your city. The WV Head Start Association is reachable at (304) 233-4450 or [email protected].