Other Helpful Programs
We know problems can come in bunches and
leave you unsure of where to turn. For additional help, try one of the programs
connected. Get answers on available social services
United Way of the Capital Area
Mississippi Department of Human Services
Local Chapters of Salvation Army
of help, contact your local Salvation Army chapter.
Weatherization Assistance Program
This federally-funded program run through
community action agencies primarily focuses on helping elderly, disabled and
low-income Mississippians make their homes more energy efficient. After an
energy audit of a qualified resident's home, the program will pay for
installation of the most cost-effective energy efficiency measures. For
additional information, call 1-800-421-0762 or get in touch with your
local community action agency.
Have you received all your tax credits from the last 3 years?
If you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), and you did not file
for it in the previous three years, you may be eligible to receive anywhere from
$390 to $4,300 for each year not filed. File an amended return and receive a
refund now by first determining if you and your family are eligible for this
credit. Then, complete the Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return Form 1040X,
which you can download from the IRS Web site or pick up from an IRS office in your area.
information about claiming EITC for previous years, contact your local IRS
office. To find the IRS office closest to you, access
www.irs.gov/localcontacts or call 1-800-829-1040.
Community Food and Nutrition Program (CF&N)
CF&N provides nutritional needs to low-income
people in communities. The CF&N funds are used to purchase a variety of foods to
create food pantries/food banks to meet the nutritional needs of eligible
Mississippians. For more information, call 1-800-421-0762 or contact
community action agency.