Programs & Services

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With our new CLIENT KIOSK you can self register for programs and services, upload required documents, check your status of your application and more!

Applications

Applications for programs and services can be access in the sections below. All applications are available in Fillable PDF Format. Once completed you can:

  • Save the PDF and then email to our staff

  • Print and mail it to:

CSWD

1161 San Felipe Road, Building B

Hollister, CA 95023

  • or Upload into the NEW 

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Low-Income Home Energy Assistance
(LIHEAP)


Low-Income Household water assistance program
(LIHWAP)

Staff: Ivan Ortega

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Who's Eligible

Individual/Family

Income Last 30 days:

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Program Services

Assistance with:

Utilities (Utilities include PG&E, Propane or Wood)

Requirements

  • Must be Income Eligible

  • Must be a San Benito County Resident

  • Must be legal resident

Applications

Application available at

1161 San Felipe Road, Building B

or DOWNLOAD

by clicking on links below:

English Application

Spanish Application

Low Income Water Assistance Program (LIWAP) on hold until further notice, due to unexpected issues

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SEVERE WEATHER ENERGY ASSISTANCE AND TRANSPORTATION SERVICES (SWEATS)


 

Staff: Trino Serrano

Who's Eligible

Individual/Family

Income Last 30 days:

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Program Services

Assistance with:

Air Conditioner for use during extreme hot weather

Requirements

  • Households must be low-income and may self-certify total household income by completing the SWEATS and Emergency Preparedness Intake Form (CSD 51);

  • Households must reside within an area affected by the event; and

  •  Contain a household member considered as medically vulnerable and reliant on medical devices or in need additional cooling to treat a medical condition.

  •  Documentation of medical vulnerability can be satisfied by the household’s active participation in a utility-sponsored Medical Baseline Program or the service recipient self-declaring the present of a medical vulnerability within the household via the CSD 51 form under “Occupant Information.”  Priority of the units will be given to those considered as medically vulnerable and reliant on medical devices and/or additional cooling to treat a medical condition.

Applications

Application available at

1161 San Felipe Road, Building B

or DOWNLOAD

by clicking on links below:

English Application

Spanish

Application

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Utility Assistance
CDBG-CV1

Staff: Nora Jimenez

Who's Eligible

Individual/Family

Must reside in 

  • San Juan Bautista

  • San Benito County Limits 

Annual Income Guidelines:

Family Size = Income Limits

1 = $54,700

2 = $62,500

3 = $70,300

4 = $78,100

5 = $84,350

6 = $90,600

7 = $96,850

8 =$103,100

Program Services

Assistance with:

Utilities for up to 3 months are available for:

  • Water/Sewer

  • Energy (PG&E)

  • Waste Garbage

Requirements

  • Must be Income Eligible

  • COVID-19 related impact

  • Must be a San Benito County Resident

  • Family/Household is not able to access other payment assistance for same costs (no duplication of benefit)

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Affordable Connectivity Program

Who's Eligible

Individual/Family

A household is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program if the household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or if a member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below:

  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;

  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider's existing low-income internet program;

  • Participates in one of these assistance programs:

    • SNAP 

    • Medicaid 

    • Federal Public Housing Assistance 

    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

    • WIC

    • Veterans Pension or Survivor Benefits

    • or Lifeline;

  • Participates in one of these assistance programs and lives on Qualifying Tribal lands:

    • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance 

    • Tribal TANF

    • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations

    • Tribal Head Start (income based)

 

Check out fcc.gov/ACP for a Consumer FAQ and other program resources.

Program Services

The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC program that helps connect families and households struggling to afford internet service.

The Affordable Connectivity Program provides:

  • Up to $30/month discount for broadband service;

  • Up to $75/month discount for households on qualifying Tribal lands; and

  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet purchased through a participating provider if the household contributes more than $10 but less than $50 toward the purchase price.

The Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

Applications

Two-Steps to Enroll

  1. Go to AffordableConnectivity.gov to submit an application or print out a mail-in application; and

  2. Contact your preferred participating provider to select a plan and have the discount applied to your bill.

Some providers may have an alternative application that they will ask you to complete.

Eligible households must both apply for the program and contact a participating provider to select a service plan. 

Call 877-384-2575

or find more information about the Affordable Connectivity Program at fcc.gov/ACP

Requirements

San Benito County America's Job Center of California (AJCC) is packed with a full array of useful equipment, tools, and personnel to help job seekers of all ages, as well as employers.

For job seekers, the AJCC provides free access to the internet, the state-wide CALJOBS job search database, a well-stocked resource library, resume building assistance, employment readiness workshops, childcare resources and referrals.

For employers, the AJCC offers programs that help defray the costs of training skilled labor, subsidized employment, access to trained graduates, labor market information and business start-up assistance.

America's Job Center of California

Partners & Referrals

Fishes & Loaves
Fishes & Loaves

Monday - Friday 10a-12p: Distributes food bags to the 1st 20 families in line up to 6 times per year. Fishes & Loaves 680 College St, Hollister, CA 95023 (831) 637-8669

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Community Food Bank
Community Food Bank

It’s our mission to fight hunger and malnutrition in San Benito County. We serve as a countywide source of supplemental food for the working poor, low-income seniors, families, children, homeless and disabled citizens of our area. We also supply food to non-profit agency partners who serve those in need. 1133 San Felipe Road, Hollister, CA 95023 (831) 637-0340

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California Rural Legal Assistance
California Rural Legal Assistance

CRLA offers a variety of services and programs to California's low-income communities. CRLA is nationally recognized as a leader in farmworker and migrant service provision through community outreach, educational training and direct legal service. CRLA does not only serve farmworker and migrant communities, but all communities in California.

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Emmaus House
Emmaus House

a nonprofit organization providing shelter and assistance to women and children who are victims of domestic violence. We are the only domestic violence shelter in San Benito County and have been serving families in need since 2006.

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San Benito County Library
San Benito County Library

San Benito County Free Library 470 Fifth Street, Hollister, CA 95023 (831) 636-4107 library@cosb.us

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Low-Cost Eye Glasses
Low-Cost Eye Glasses

Affordable Glasses Online High-quality, affordable eyeglasses. With prices starting at $6.95 for single-vision prescription glasses.

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YMCA of San Benito County
YMCA of San Benito County

The YMCA of San Benito County is a charitable organization offering programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body. Since our inception in 1999, the YMCA has grown to encompass a wide variety of exceptional opportunities including Youth Sports, Afterschool programs, Day Camp, Sports Camps and Health & Fitness Classes.

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Self Help Court
Self Help Court

The Hollister Self Help Center location can provide the following assistance: • Assist with Small Claims, Guardianship (of the person), Limited and Probate Conservatorship, Name Change/Gender Change, Restraining Orders, Landlord/Tenant issues, Emancipation, and Civil/Collections (contract cases only). and more. (831) 786-7200

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Sleep in Heavenly Peace
Sleep in Heavenly Peace

No kid sleeps on the floor in our town! Child bedlessness is a national problem, and as a national nonprofit with chapters spread across the country, SHP has provided the solution. We are a volunteer organization that builds beds for kids who are sleeping on the floor and there are multiple ways to get involved right here on our CA-Hollister page.

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