The Temporary Assistance (TA) unit is housed in both our Canandaigua and Geneva offices, and manages a variety of programs that provide support to the lowest income families and individuals. While each county’s process may look different, the eligibility criteria and benefit amounts are established by the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA).
The TA Unit manages the Family Assistance Program and the Safety Net Program. These two programs provide temporary cash support to those who live below the poverty level. TA also manages the federal Supplement Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) Program (formerly known as Food Stamp Program), child care subsidies and the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP).