General Assistance Program

Sarpy County

General Assistance

Financial assistance provided through this program may include rent, board and room, utilities, and non-food vouchers. Out-of-County transportation is provided in certain situuations.  Assistance is limited to those persons in Sarpy County between the ages of nineteen and sixty-four who are not eligible for other public assistance and/or do not have sufficient income or resources to meet all or part of their shelter needs.

Eligibility is based on income and resources, with $35,000 maximum equity in a home and $4000 maximum in one vehicle being exempted.  Monthly income and resource guidelines vary based on the number of related persons in the household, for example, one-person household $425 and two person household $440.

All General Assistance payments are made directly to the landlord, and/or utility company.  Vouchers are provided to purchase non-food items at Family Fare Supermarket.

General Assistance is a temporary solution and does have work requirements.  If an exemption has not been granted, all recipients are expected to actively seek employment while they are receiving assistance.