Supporting documentation (NO Applications) may be submitted by:
Paperwork (NO Applications) may be submitted by email to:
Child Care Assistance Program
New Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) Eligibility Questionnaire available to parents and caretakers. The Eligibility Questionnaire allows parents and caretakers to answer a few questions to see if they are eligible for CCAP. You can access the questionnaire here at https://hs.ocfs.ny.gov/CCAPeligibility/.
TRANPORTATION INITIATIVE PROGRAM
(PREVIOUSLY KNOWN AS “WHEELS TO WORK”)
Jefferson County has received new grant funding for this initiative and will again work in collaboration with Watertown Urban Mission (WUM) to administer this program.
Program objectives are:
Households receiving or eligible to receive TANF in Jefferson County will be considered for this program if they are currently employed or have a bona-fide job offer and transportation is necessary to obtain the employment. Non-TA families currently employed and with income under 200% of FPL will also be considered for the program if they are in danger of losing employment due to lack of a vehicle.
Please call DSS at 315-785-3229 or WUM at 315-782-0090 for more information.
Low Income Household Water Assistance Program
For information click here.
(Please visit our Home Energy Assistance Program page listed under the
Direct Cash Available for Eligible Youth
Chafee Funds Program – Beyond opens July 1, 2023!
Beginning July 1, 2023, awards will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis until September 1, 2024, or until funds run out.
To apply click the link: Chafeeny.Smapply.org
If you have any questions, contact: Admin@chafeeNY.org
Jefferson County Department of Social Services (DSS) is pleased to inform county residents that a free mobile device application called NYDocSubmit is available for individuals to use to submit necessary documents at any time. This mobile application provides individuals who have applied for or are receiving DSS benefits to submit documentation to the DSS in a simple and fast way. The mobile application is available for download on Google Play™ or the Apple App Store™ and can be used to take photos of documents and upload them to Jefferson County DSS. During this time of restrictions, having the ability to submit necessary documentation from the comfort of home is essential to continue supporting families in Jefferson County.
Many individuals have had their employment and income impacted by COVID-19. Anyone in receipt of SNAP whose employment has been affected, either they are currently unemployed or are experiencing a decrease in hours worked, should report these to changes to Jefferson County Department of Social Services as soon as possible as it may affect their SNAP benefit amount. A convenient way to report this is to complete and submit an online SNAP change report form found at https://www.mybenefits.ny.gov. If you are now in receipt of unemployment, you can submit proof of this and other documentation using the free mobile application NYDocSubmit.