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McMinn

125 N. Jackson St.,
P.O. Box 1174
Athens, TN 37303
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423-745-8095  (Office)
423-745-7767  (Fax)

Services

The program provides reimbursement for meals to child care providers who operate in-home day cares.  Day care providers must be licensed by the state or alternate approved by the agency to participate in the food program.  Day care providers throughout the state are eligible to participate in the program.  Funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by the Tennessee Department of Human Services.  

Meals & Medicine

Government surplus foods are distributed on a quarterly basis to low-income, no-income or disabled individuals to help increase their food supply and provide nutritious meals.  Individuals in Bledsoe, Grundy, Marion, Meigs, McMinn, Rhea, Polk, and Sequatchie counties may apply for services. Funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Meals & Medicine

The program assists low income individuals in an emergency situation by providing rent, utilities, mortgages and food.  Residents in an emergency situation in Bledsoe, Grundy, Marion, Meigs, McMinn, Rhea, Polk, and Sequatchie counties may apply for services. Funded by the Tennessee Department of Human Services.

Housing & Energy

The program provides caregiver support services such as homemaker to adult family members, or other individuals who are informal providers of in-home and community care to older persons. Caregiver support services are also available to grandparents or older individuals who are relative caregivers for a child, age 18 and under. Services are authorized through referral from the Southeast Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability. Funded by Title III – Part E under the Older Americans Act.

Elderly Support

The program provides financial assistance for employment and education related expenses to low-income families.  Assistance helps families enter or maintain employment.  Services include, but are not limited to mileage reimbursement, child care, uniforms, and auto repair. Any household in Bledsoe, Sequatchie, Marion, Grundy, Meigs, McMinn, Rhea, and Polk counties that meet the income guidelines may apply for services. Funded by the Tennessee Department of Human Services.

Employment & Education

Provides normal household chores to elderly and disabled households in the service area. Any elderly or disabled household in Bledsoe, Sequatchie, Marion, Grundy, Meigs, McMinn, Rhea, and Polk counties that meet the income guidelines may apply for services. Funded by the Tennessee Department of Human Services.

Elderly Support

Provides clients transportation to destination such as job sites, training facilities.  The program also allows for transporting client’s children to and from day care facilities.  The program is available in Bledsoe, Bradley, Grundy, Hamilton, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, Rhea, and Sequatchie County.  Qualifying households must be within the guidelines set forth by the Tennessee Department of Transportation. Funded by Tennessee Department of Transportation.

Transportation

This program assists low income families/individuals, elderly, or handicapped persons with energy needs.  Assistance may be provided in electric, natural gas, fuel oil, kerosene, wood and coal.  Payment is made directly to energy or fuel supplier.  Low income residents in Bledsoe, Grundy, Marion, Meigs, McMinn, Rhea, Polk, and Sequatchie counties may apply for services. Funded by the Tennessee Department of Human Services.


Download

LIHEAP Application
2013-2014 LIHEAP Instructions
2013-2014 LIHEAP Income Guidelines
Statement of Support


 

Housing & Energy

The program assists frail older adults and adults with disabilities to remain in their own homes, avoiding premature institutionalization.  Supportive services may include homemaker services and personal care assistance.  Funded in part by the Older Americans Act and the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability through the Southeast Tennessee Area Agency on Aging.

Elderly Support

Provides financial assistance for purchase of prescription medications, nutritional supplements, and ambulatory devises to elderly households.  Any elderly household in Bledsoe, Sequatchie, Marion, Grundy, Meigs, McMinn, Rhea, and Polk counties that meet the income guidelines may apply for services. Funded by the Tennessee Department of Human Services.

Meals & Medicine

Transportation is available to all residents of the nine county service area in Southeast Tennessee. The program allows almost unlimited access to facilities, shopping, doctors, etc through public transportation. Our goal in all transportation departments is to provide the most efficient, economical, safe transport for our clients as possible. The general public and contract clients are eligible to participate in public transportation. Funded by Tennessee Department of Transportation and fares.

Transportation

Provides decent, safe, and affordable housing to homeless individuals and families.  This program targets individuals and families who are homeless and who have serious mental illness and/or chronic problems with drug and alcohol.  Benefits are available to qualifying residents in Bledsoe, Bradley, Grundy, Marion, Meigs, McMinn, Rhea, Polk, and Sequatchie Counties. Funded by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Housing & Energy

This program acts on behalf of recipients to manage finances on a monthly basis insuring that basic needs such as shelter, food and clothing, are met and provides a more stable lifestyle for the recipient. In order to be eligible for the program, the Social Security Administration (SSA), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Veterans Affairs (VA) must require an individual to have a Representative Payee. Available in Bedford, Bledsoe, Bradley, Franklin, Grundy, Hamilton, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, Rhea, Sequatchie and Warren counties and throughout the United States if the local Social Security Office and client agree. Funded entirely through participant fees.

Representative Payee

Designed to stabilize housing, increase income and skills, and improve the self-determination of homeless persons and families through rental assistance and case management services. The program targets homeless individuals with a disabling condition including physical, mental or emotional impairment, a developmental disability, and a diagnosable substance abuse disorder. Homeless persons in Bledsoe, Bradley, Grundy, Marion, Meigs, McMinn, Rhea, Polk, Sequatchie, and Hamilton County are eligible to participate in the program. Funded by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Housing & Energy

The weatherization program provides a whole house approach that incorporates advanced technologies and addresses the comprehensive energy usage in low-income homes, as well as related health and safety improvements. In order to be eligible for this program, you must provide proof of income and be in need of home, and/or safety improvements to your dwelling and live in Bledsoe, Grundy, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, Rhea or Sequatchie County.  Funded by Tennessee Department of Human Services.

Downloads

Weatherization Application
Landlord Agreement
Permission to Proceed
Certification of Income
Release of Information
Fuel Release Form
Statement of Support
Return with Application Information


 

 

Housing & Energy