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Community Partner Program

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is modernizing the state’s eligibility system to promote efficiency and better serve those applying for, and using state benefits.  As part of this effort, HHSC is partnering with community based organizations to help people learn how they can get the most out of HHSC’s online eligibility portal, To support this effort, HHSC built a statewide network of community-based organization’s that can help people use to apply for benefits, including food, cash and medical assistance and manage their cases, if approved.  The Community Partner Program is a growing network of organizations trained and capable of teaching Texans how to put to work for them.

The Rio Grande Valley Empowerment Zone Corporation is a registered Community Partner Self Service Site:

  • Provide access to a computer and an internet connection for people to apply online for HHSC benefit programs such as: SNAP, TANF, Medicaid, CHIP and LTC.

  • Display posters and other printed materials about

  • Additional resources to applicants and recipients:  printer, copy machine, fax machine, telephone, and/or document scanner.

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