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Moving families beyond poverty.

Income eligible St. Lucie County residents can obtain financial assistance with obtaining employment supports such as works boots, training certifications, work uniforms, employment physicals, etc. Eligible households must meet the following requirements:

  • Be currently employed or have promissory letter of employment;
  • Live in St. Lucie County;
  • Be at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. Proof of income required.

Income guidelines below:

Household Members

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Income Limit

$25,520

$34,480

$43,440

$52,400

$61,360

$70,320

$79,280

$88,240

 

St. Lucie County residents interested in receiving assistance should complete the questionnaire below. If you need assistance completing the online inquiry, please contact 772-462-1777, press 0.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does the program pay for?

Income eligible households can receive financial assistance with works boots, work uniforms, work tools, training certifications, employment physicals, background checks, etc.

What are the eligibility requirements?

Applicants must be St. Lucie County residents and be currently employed or have promissory letter of employment. The household income may not exceed 200% of Federal Poverty Level. A household is defined as an individual or group of individuals living together as one economic unit regardless of relation. Applicants living with their spouse or partner are considered a household. The household must also demonstrate a need for service(s).

How is income eligibility determine?

Income eligibility is based on household size within the last 30 days. Gross income must be used per grant guidelines. A household is defined as an individual or group of individuals living together as one economic unit regardless of relation. Applicants living with their spouse or partner are considered a household. Verifying documentation required. The household must also demonstrate a need for service(s).

What is considered income?

The following is considered income per grant guidelines:

  • Money wages and salaries before any deductions;
  • Self-employment wages after deductions for business expenses;
  • Social Security payments;
  • Unemployment;
  • Worker’s compensation;
  • Veteran benefits;
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF);
  • Alimony;
  • Child support;
  • And all other allowable sources of income as determined by the grant guidelines.

Verifying documentation required.

What documents are required?

The following documents must be provided at the time of appointment:

  • Picture ID for all adults in the household 18 or older
  • Social Security Cards for all in household
  • Birth Certificates for all children in the household under 18
  • Proof of all household income for prior 30 days
  • Proof of St. Lucie County residency such as a lease or utility bill

Additional documents may be requested including but not limited to bank statements, household bills, custody documentation, etc.

How is this program funded?

The Human Services Division receives the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) from the State of Florida, Department of Economic Opportunity. These funds aim to alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty in communities and help promote self-sufficiency. 

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Employment Supports Questionnaire

Please correct the field(s) marked in red below:

1
Please provide your contact information.
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Please provide your contact information.
2
How did you hear about our program? 
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How did you hear about our program?
3
How many individuals are residing at the same address? Please include any children.
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4
Please select all forms of income currently being received by all individuals in the household.
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Please select all forms of income currently being received by all individuals in the household.
5
What is the household’s monthly gross income?
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6
Are you currently employed or have promissory letter of employment? 
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Are you currently employed or have promissory letter of employment?
7
What items are needed for employment?
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What items are needed for employment?
8
What is the estimated cost(s)? Ex. 250.00
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    This program is supported by the US Department of Health and Human Services as part of an award totaling $334,313. Services are offered when funds are available.