Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Earnfare (Cook County)
CSFA Number: 444-80-0704
Agency Name
Department Of Human Services (444)
Agency Identification
Agency Contact
Jataun Rollins
Short Description
"Earnfare is an employment and training program which offers eligible participants an opportunity to gain work experience and earn cash assistance. Participation is limited to adults who receive non-assistance SNAP benefits and who volunteer and to persons who are court-ordered to participate. Participants work off the value of their SNAP benefits at the state or federal minimum wage, whichever is higher, up to a maximum number of hours per month before earning cash assistance. Participants may be assigned to an Earnfare work site or to other approved activities in order for them to earn cash assistance, meet the federal work requirement and/or increase their self-sufficiency. Cook County Earnfare: In Cook County, staff in the Department's Family Community Resource Center (FCRC)- previously known as ""Local Office"" - orient and assess participants, determine supportive service needs, and refer them to appropriate Earnfare employers developed and contracted directly by the Department. These Earnfare employers do not receive administrative payments.

Earnfare Providers are expected to serve on average customers monthly during the contract period. The total annual number of subsidized positions shall not exceed contracted amount.

Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $503,438
FY 2018 : $472,752
FY 2019 : $376,790
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Details18-444-0704-01$3528 - $25401603/24/2017 - 05/07/2017 : 12:00 pm
Details18-444-0704-02$3528 - $7056006/22/2017 - 06/28/2017 : 12:00 am
Details19-444-80-0704-01$3528 - $25401602/22/2018 - 03/23/2018 : 12:00 pm
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
FCSYG00019-FCSYG00019LAKEVIEW EAST CHAMBER OF COMMERCE07/01/201906/30/202033,869
FCSYG00021-FCSYG00021NEW AGE SERVICES CORPORATION07/01/201906/30/202025,402
FCSYG00017-FCSYG00017INNER VOICE INCORPORATED07/01/201906/30/202012,701