What is the Community Partner Program?
The Community Partner Program (CPP) is an initiative from the state of Texas, administered by Texas Impact’s and Texas Hunger Initiative’s Community Partner Recruitment Initiative, that seeks to engage the faith-based community, and create opportunities for needy Texans to apply for and take advantage of the state benefits that they qualify for, such as, SNAP (formerly food stamps), TANF (monetary assistance for families), CHIP (health insurance for children), and Medicaid and Medicare benefits.
Churches find this to be a beneficial partnership in that, oftentimes, people who need assistance often start with the church. This partnership will help you establish direct contact with Health and Human Service Commission (HHSC), and help needy Texans to get the benefits that they need quickly.
Recent changes in HHSC regulations have made it possible for more Texans to qualify for benefits. Statistics show that elderly Texans suffer the most food insecurity in astounding numbers.
There is so much to do, and so many to reach, and community-minded churches such as yours, are the key to helping to fill the gap, and get more Texans qualified to receive millions of dollars of benefits.
There is no cost to participate in this program, and HHSC will provide on-going support and training.
Why Become a Partner?
Major Benefit Programs Available to Needy Texans:
Partnership Levels and Extent of Commitment:
The organization may set their own hours for service, and may choose their client base.
Partnership Level 1: Self Service Site
Partnership Level 2: Assistance Site
How To Become A Partner?
Interested in becoming a Community Partner? It’s easy!
Simply go to the website and fill out the Interest Form: www.texascommunitypartnerprogram.com
For More Information About the Program:
Community Partner Program
Texas Association of Community Health Center