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Program NameProgram CategoryProgram CountiesProgram DescriptionIncome GuidelinesRegulationsPrimary Contact
Medical Assistance Transportation (MATP) and Persons with Disabilities (PWD)Human ServicesBedfordProvides reimbursement for transportation to and from medical related appointments when an ACCESS card is used for the service.
In some instances, when individuals lack transportation, arrangements for non-emergency transport can be made.

PWD provides access to shared ride service by paying a co-pay similar to senior citizens without restriction to income or trip purpose.
NoneMust have an ACCESS card
Have no other means of transportation
Trips are for medical purposes only
1-800-323-9997
Work ReadyEmployment and TrainingBedford;Fulton;Huntingdon;MifflinProvides assessment, job counseling, job search, self-development and training to individuals referred by the Department of Human ServicesNoneMust be referred by County Assistance Office
Must be receiving TANF and have a child(ren)
Expectation of barrier remediation with goal of employment
1-800-323-9997
SNAP Work ReadyEmployment and TrainingBlairProvides assessment, job counseling, job search, self-development and training to individuals referred by the Department of Human ServicesNoneMust be referred by County Assistance Office
Must be Able-Bodied Adult Without Dependents receiving SNAP
Expectation of community volunteering or enrollment in E&T activity
1-800-323-9997
OVR-Work Based Learning ExperienceEmployment and TrainingBedford;Blair;Fulton;HuntingdonAllows students to do real work at a worksite to connect school experiences to real-life work activities and future career opportunities.NoneMust be referred by school districts
Provision of in-class instruction on Work Place Readiness, Life Skills, and Self-Advocacy
1-800-323-9997
OVR-Pre-Employment TransitionEmployment and TrainingBedford;Blair;Fulton;HuntingdonPrepares students with disabilities to identify career interests, practice and improve work skills and explore postsecondary training opportunities at an earl age to maximize their potential to enter competitive, integrated employment.NoneMust be referred by school districts
Provision of in-class instruction on Work Place Readiness, Life Skills, and Self-Advocacy
1-800-323-9997
OVR-Job ShadowEmployment and TrainingBedford;Blair;Fulton;HuntingdonOn-site experience that allows students to observe work being done, to learn from people currently practicing in an occupation, and to explore areas of vocational interest.NoneMust be referred by OVR counselor
For ages 14 to 22
Must have an IEP or open case with and OVR counselor
1-800-323-9997
Central Fulton ProjectEmployment and TrainingFultonProvides youth with disabilities an opportunity to experience competitive employment in their career field of interest while being supported one-on-one with a job coachNoneMust be referred by Central Fulton School District
Students receive a one-on-one job coach during the school year
1-800-323-9997
GPU WARM - West Penn Power WARM - First EnergyHousing & WeatherizationBedford;Blair;Cambria;Fulton;SomersetEnergy conservation measures are installed to homes for utility customers experiencing high kilowatt usage.
Energy education services are also provided.
For West Penn Power and Penelec customers only.
200% FPGMust be Penelec or West Penn Power customer
Electric account must be in the customer’s name
Home must have a minimum annual usage of 6,500 kwt
Customer must have lived in the residence at least 6 months
Landlord must give permission for services
Services can only be received once in 5 years
Household usage must be 12,000 kwh annually
1-800-323-9997
GPU WARM Plus - West Penn Power WARM Plus - Multi-FamilyHousing & WeatherizationBedford;Blair;Cambria;Fulton;SomersetEnergy conservation measures are installed to homes for utility customers experiencing high kilowatt usage.
Energy education services are also provided.
150% FPGMust be Penelec or West Penn Power customer
Electric account must be in the customer’s name
Home must have a minimum annual usage of 6,500 kwt
Customer must have lived in the residence at least 6 months
Landlord must give permission for services
Services can only be received once in 5 years
Household usage must be 12,000 kwh annually
1-800-323-9997
Weatherization (WX)Housing & WeatherizationBedford;Cambria;FultonProvides energy conservation measures installed to houses or mobile homes in order to reduce heating/cooling and utility costs.
Measures may include attic insulation, floor insulation, furnace testing, weather stripping, door sweeps, caulking, hot water heater and pipe wrap, faucet aerators, low flow showerheads and energy education
200% FPGProof of identification
Proof of ownership of home, mobile home, and/or ground
Proof of income for 12 months
Electric and fuel usage for 12 months
Can not have received WX services after September 30, 1994
1-800-323-9997
LIHEAP Furnace CrisisHousing & WeatherizationBedford;Cambria;FultonAssists with furnace repair or replacement during the winter months; November through April.150% FPGHave received LIHEAP fuel assistance
Referrals are received from the County Assistance Office
Open beginning of November through middle of April
Allows for furnace repair or replacement
1-800-323-9997
Housing RehabilitationHousing & WeatherizationBedfordProvides major repairs to homes in order to bring the home up to HUD housing standards for health and safety.
Home owners must have lived in the home at least 2 years.
Between 250% and 300% and also based on jurisdictionProof of identification
For owner-occupied homes
Placement of 5-year lien on the home; removed at end of 5th year
Deed must be in homeowner’s name
Proof of homeowner’s insurance; including flood if necessary
Proof of income for 12 months
Previous 2 years income tax returns
Previous 6 months bank statements
Asset verification
Proof of 2 years paid real estate taxes
One mortgage or lien is allowable
1-800-323-9997
Everett Area Community Housing (EACH)Housing & WeatherizationBedfordOffers subsidized housing for seniors age 62 and older and for handicapped individuals. One- and two-bedroom townhouses are available.Low Income
Very Low Income
Extra Low Income

Based on HUD 30% Income limits
Must be age 62 or disabled
Rent is based on 30% of income


Management of elderly housing
1-800-323-9997
Forum of ChurchesHuman ServicesHuntingdonAssists with rental payment with an eviction notice or utilities with a shut off notice.
Assists with heating fuel during winter months.
150% of FPGProof of identification
Up to $300 a year for rent, utility or heating fuel.
Eviction or utility shut off notice
1-800-323-9997
Representative PayeeHuman ServicesBedfordAssists the most vulnerable members of society who are not capable of managing or directing someone else to manage their Social Security benefits. The Representative Payee acts on behalf of the beneficiary and is responsible for things related to benefits and payments that the beneficiary would ordinarily do for him/herself.NoneMust be referred by Social Security Administration.1-800-323-9997
Employment, Advancement, and Retention Network (EARN)Employment and TrainingBedford;Blair;FultonProvides assessment, job counseling, job search, self-development and training to individuals referred by the Department of Human ServicesNoneMust be referred by County Assistance Office
Must be receiving TANF and have a child(ren)
Expectation of gaining employment within 6 months
1-800-323-9997
Human Services Block Grant - Jail Based GED, Financial Literacy, Case ManagementHuman ServicesBedford;HuntingdonProvides tutoring in GED and HiSet test preparation at the Bedford County Correctional Facility, provides financial literacy to individuals needing budgeting counseling, and provides very limited medical and non-medical transportation to social service agencies.125% FPGProof of identification
Ages 18 to 59

Bedford Jail Based GED – Incarcerated without a high school degree.
Financial Literacy – Lacking financial skills
Case Management – Enrollment in a homeless program
1-800-323-9997
Child Care WorksELRCBedford;Blair;Cambria;Franklin;Fulton;Huntingdon;SomersetProvides funding to help pay for child care. Subsidized childcare funding is available to eligible families.
Child Care Family Support Services provides help in finding quality childcare providers, child care counseling, child safety information and child development information.
200% FPGProof of identification
PA resident
Have a child in need of care
Work 20 or more hours per week or
Work 10 hours and attend school or training 10 hours per week
Have a promise of a job starting within 30 days
Teen parents must attend an education program
Pay a co-payment based on income
1-800-323-9997
Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)Human ServicesBedford;Fulton;HuntingdonProvides rental assistance for eligible individuals/families when facing eviction and provides rapid re-housing for individuals/families who are literally homeless.Homeless Prevention:
Under 30% AMI

Rapid Re-Housing:
Income doesn’t apply
Proof of identification
Homeless Prevention:
Eviction within 14 days of date issued
Utility shutoff notice
Rapid Re-Housing:
Literally homeless
Individuals pulled from Community Que through HMIS
1-800-323-9997
Homeless Assistance Program (HAP)Human ServicesBedford;Fulton;HuntingdonRental assistance, case management and financial literacy are available for individuals/families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, such as facing eviction and electric shut-off notices.100% of FPG (except domestic violence individuals)Please call your local CCA office to determine your county regulations.1-800-323-9997
Continuum of Care (COC)Human ServicesAdams;Bedford;Franklin;Fulton;HuntingdonProvides rapid re-housing for individuals/families who are literally homeless.Upon Entry:
Income doesn’t apply

At re-cert:
Under 30% AMI
Proof of identification
Housing First Model
Literally homeless
Individuals pulled from Community Que through HMIS
1-800-323-9997
State Food Purchase Program & Emergency Food Assistance (SFPP & TEFAP)Human ServicesBedford;HuntingdonProvides a monthly food distribution to individuals/families who are financially eligible for the services. Under the Department of Agriculture guidelines150% FPG, Self-declaredProof of identification and residency
Receiving UC, SNAP, cash assistance, or ACCESS
1-800-323-9997
(814) 623-9129
1-800-323-9997
HUNTINGDON - Christine Boonie and Beverly Foor
(814) 643-4202
1-800-323-9997
Emergency Food and Shelter (EFSP)Human ServicesHuntingdonAssists with one-month rental payment with an eviction notice or utilities with a shut off notice.
Assists with heating fuel during winter months.
150% FPGProof of identification
Payment of 1 month rent or utilities with eviction or utility shut off notice
100 gallons of heating fuel if completely empty
1-800-323-9997
HiSET Tutoring and TestingHuman ServicesBedford;Fulton;HuntingdonTutoring is available to prepare individuals to take the HiSet or GED test.
HiSet is a Department of Education approved High School Equivalency Test. It is similar to the GED but is offered as a paper test. Tests are scheduled monthly or as needed.
125% FPGProof of identification
Ages 18 to 59
Preregistration for test
1-800-323-9997
Keystone STARSELRCBedford;Blair;Cambria;Franklin;Fulton;Huntingdon;SomersetGuiding early education and school-age practitioners and childcare providers with achieving quality STAR rating, continuous improvement, applying for grants and awardsNoneMust meet certain Performance Standard criteria to progress through the Star rating.
Commitment to high quality childcare in high need populations in hard to serve communities.
1-800-323-9997