The Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services is proud to announce our new 2022 Franklin County Commissioners' Back To School Initiative. This special grant program, which is made possible by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners, offers $750 in financial assistance for TANF-eligible families with school-age children to help cover costs like backpacks, school supplies, clothes and more.
These one-time assistance payments cannot be used to pay for food, medical expenses, tax credits, child care, transportation or short-term education and training, per federal program restrictions. This is a limited-time program and will run through Aug. 12, 2022 or until funding is exhausted.
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Who is Eligible?
TANF-eligible families with a household income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. You must reside in Franklin County and there must be at least one minor child enrolled in school (kindergarten through grade 12) for the upcoming 2022-2023 academic year.
How Do I Apply?
Click HERE or visit our Community Portal and click "Back-To-School Grant Awards." You will need to create an account and fill out an online application. Be sure to fill the application out completely, including information about all household members, and make sure to verify your address.
You will receive an email confirming you have registered. You will receive a notice of approval or denial in the mail. Approved families will receive a letter in the mail from the Franklin County Auditor's Office with their $750 one-time assistance payment.
Please review the step-by-step instructions for applying. If you have additional questions, you can email [email protected].