Community Action Center (CAC) of Northfield
Help Paying for Basic Needs
1651 Jefferson Pkwy, Ste HS-200, Northfield, MN, 55057-2760
Distance: 496 Miles
Offers cash or other short term aid to people in a crisis that is affecting their access to basic needs
Emergency assistance can vary based upon eligibility and available funds.
Can help with transportation issues:
* Gas vouchers
* Bus tokens for Hiawathaland Transit
Can help prevent having power shutoff by connecting people with help through:
* Energy Assistance (through Three Rivers Community Action)
* Heat Share (through the Salvation Army)
* Emergency Assistance (through Rice County Social Services or Catholic Charities Rural Outreach)
* If enough help is not available, Community Action Center may provide an interest free loan or a small grant from another funding source for utility payments
- Assistance with community resources
Within income limits and resident of the Northfield School District
Intake Procedure: Call for appointment. Bring current proof of residence and income
Office: 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday (Tuesday and Thursday until 7:00pm)
Food Shelf: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Monday and Friday; 11:00pm - 7:00pm, Tuesday; 12:00pm - 7:00pm, Thursday
Northfield School District #659
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This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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BH-3800.7000Rent Payment Assistance Definition
Programs that make rental payments for people who are at risk of eviction without assistance. Rent payment assistance programs may have age, income, disability, need or other eligibility requirements.
BT-8300.1000Bus Fare Definition
Programs that provide cash or tokens for individuals who have no personal means of transportation and are unable to use public transportation (or a taxi service) for necessary local travel without assistance with the fare. Also included are programs that provide bus fare for people who need to travel out of town (e.g., for a funeral) but do not have the means to do so.
BT-8300.2500Gas Money Definition
Programs that provide money or vouchers to purchase gasoline, most frequently for individuals who need their automobile for necessary local or out-of-town travel but cannot afford to run their vehicle without assistance, but occasionally for people driving through the local area who have become stranded.
BV-8900.9300Utility Service Payment Assistance Definition
Programs that pay all or a portion of the utility bills of people whose utilities have been or are at risk of being shut off including any reconnection fees that may apply. Also included are non-emergency programs like those funded through the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), also referred to as LIEAP or HEAP in some states, that provide home energy assistance, generally in the form of a credit, for low-income households that apply. The assistance is usually available once per calendar year (or heating season). Utility bill payment assistance programs may have age, income, disability, need or other eligibility requirements.
NT-8900Undesignated Temporary Financial Assistance Definition
Programs that provide cash, vouchers or other forms of monetary aid for people in need of assistance and evaluate the individual's or family's need for the money on a case-by-case basis rather than having pre-established policies regarding the types of needs the dollars can be used to cover.
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.
YL-3300.4500Low Income Definition
Individuals or families whose annual income is between 150 and 200% of poverty level for their family size.
YL-3300.6500Poverty Level Definition
People whose annual income is within the federal poverty level guidelines which vary according to family size and are revised annually.