Programs

Family Self-Sufficiency Program icon

Family Self-Sufficiency Program

Low-income individuals usually lack the education and/or skills needed to obtain and maintain employment.  Many times, these individuals do not receive jobs because they cannot pass pre-employment test, do not meet educational eligibility criteria, and lack employment competency skills.  The FSSP provides a comprehensive and holistic approach to services for entire families by empowering individuals to actively pursue a better life and obtain employment that pays a living wage.

The FSSP encompasses the development of a specified case plan, tailored to each customer and designed to address barriers to self-sufficiency such as employment and education. In addition, this program teaches customers to generate more income as well as enable them to make better use of available income and other financial resources.  The FSSP also helps customers prepare for the General Education Development (GED) exam, assists with enrollment and financial aid for vocational training or post-secondary education courses, provides assistance with transportation costs and secures child care for customers in order for them to complete job training.    As the “War on Poverty” continues, NFCAA is committed to its mission by helping families produce outcomes and become self-sufficient, ending their dependence on outside assistance.

Individuals interested in the FSSP should contact their local NFCAA office to receive dates on upcoming orientation sessions and eligibility criteria.

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This program is part of our Community Services Block Grant which is designed to alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty in communities by helping families have increased self-sufficiency, improved living conditions, pride in their communities, and strong family support systems.  Services are provided that address employment, education, income management, housing, emergency services, and/or health.

 

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Data Busters STEAM Program

NFCAA’s signature youth program, Data Busters STEAM Program, is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. This is a six week summer program for ages 14-17. The end results are students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experimental learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process. These are the innovators, educators, leaders, and learner of our future.

Youth interested in participating in Data Busters should contact their local NFCAA office for an application and eligibility criteria.

  • Friday career days and field trips including a trip to the Kennedy Space Center
  • Students have the opportunity to earn a stipend (money) upon completion of the program
  • Students have the opportunity to win a Laptop and College Scholarship
  • Transportation assistance provided
  • Must meet income eligibility

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This program is part of our Community Services Block Grant which is designed to alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty in communities by helping families have increased self-sufficiency, improved living conditions, pride in their communities, and strong family support systems.  Services are provided that address employment, education, income management, housing, emergency services, and/or health.
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Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program icon

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

LIHEAP assists low-income households with immediate and emergency home energy needs. NFCAA makes direct payments to utility companies when a family does not have the funds and is in danger of having their electricity disconnected.

Individuals seeking utility assistance must utilize NFCAA’s automated appointment line to schedule appointments as long as LIHEAP funds are available. The appointment line for Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam and St. Johns County is available 24 hours, 7 days a week. Customers will call the following toll free number at 904-362-8052 . Appointments can be scheduled through an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system or through operators.  Appointments can be scheduled up to 14 calendar days in advance. A live Operator will be available for customers who require assistance between the hours of 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Language accommodations will also be available.

NFCAA also conducts outreach in all counties to provide utility assistance to the elderly, disabled, and households with children 5 and under.

Appointments can now be made through the Online Appointment Scheduler. Please click on the link below.

Online Appointment Scheduler

LIHEAP Application (Printable)

LIHEAP: Required Documentation  

LIHEAP: Self-Declaration Form

LIHEAP: Utility Bill Certification Form

 

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Weatherization Assistance Program

WAP helps lower utility costs by replacing or repairing elements of the home that contribute to energy waste. This program is income based with priority given to seniors, people with disabilities and households with children.

WAP Provides weatherization services in Baker, Duval, Flagler, Nassau and Putnam Counties. The purpose of the program is to make a home more energy-efficient and reduce electric and water costs. Components of the program include testing air infiltration, improving heating and air conditioning methods, replacing or repairing insulation, among other energy-saving strategies, like replacing shower heads, and insulating the floors and attic.

Individuals interested in receiving weatherization should contact their local NFCAA office with Duval County residents contacting NFCAA’s central office at 904-398-7472. 

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Local Initiative Support Corporation

LISC and Jax Journey is a community revitalization effort provided in the North Riverside area of Jacksonville that empowers residents to own a stake in their communities and improve the conditions in which they live.

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