Self-sufficiency is the
greatest of all wealth.
CARES ACT Funding
Through the Coronavirus Relief Fund, the CARES Act provides for payments to State, Local, and Tribal governments navigating the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. The CARES Act established the $150 billion Coronavirus Relief Fund.
NEED, Inc. has completed an application to administer the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) CARES Act supplemental funds to support a range of locally identified services and strategies focused on residents with low-incomes in Nash, Edgecombe and Wilson Counties. These supplemental funds called CARES NC specifically targets individuals and families that have incomes below the 200% poverty rate and unmet needs as a result of COVID-19. Funding supports emergency assistance activities including but not limited to employment, education, health, transportation and housing.
The grant will cover a projected fiscal year from July 2020 - September 2021. Public comments are welcome on our Contact Tab page.
Services offered by NEED, Inc. to help in family development are concentrated on eliminating poverty and making families self-sufficient. This is accomplished by helping adult family members become more employable. NEED helps these employable adults acquire and develop the basic skills necessary to find and keep a secure job. This includes education, training, job search, job preparation, and job placement. Beyond that, NEED staff help clients learn to think for themselves, handle their financial matters more intelligently, maintain a positive attitude, and develop their capacities for creating their own opportunities.
This process takes time and there are often costs involved. NEED, Inc. can provide a variety of supportive services when necessary, including child care, transportation, and better housing to encourage clients to progress toward self-sufficiency.
Many of these services are provided directly from NEED, Inc. while others may be coordinated through NEED with other community organizations. Overall, our efforts are designed to promote:
Coordination of resources in support of family self-sufficiency
Workshops on family development related subjects, including AIDS, teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, homelessness, domestic violence and personal finance
Citizen participation through community organizations to upgrade and improve their communities
To be eligible for the assistance, a family must meet the income guidelines set by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The income of all members of the family unit must be included in determining the income of the family. Proof of income eligibility is required.
For Emergency Assistance Requests, please bring:
Emergency assistance bill/Invoice past due (rent invoice, light bill invoice, etc.)
Copy of Photo ID
Most recent paycheck stub
Signed Intake form, COVID Checklist, Self-Declaration and Privacy Rights Waiver forms
CSBG/Family Development Director