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General Assistance or General Relief

The General Assistance or General Relief (GA/GR) Program is designed to provide relief and support to indigent adults who are not supported by their own means, other public funds, or assistance programs. Each county's GA/GR program is established and funded (100 percent) by its own Board of Supervisors. As the state is not involved in this program, benefits, payment levels, and eligibility requirements will vary among each of California's 58 counties. For further information or to apply for the GA/GR Program, contact the Department of Social or Human Services in your county of residence.

Many recipients of GA/GR are also eligible to participate in theCalFresh (CF) Program. TheCF Program is designed to raise the level of nutrition among low-income households. For additional information on theCF Program, please access http://www.calfresh.ca.gov/. To apply for GA/GR and/orCF Program benefits, contact the Department of Social or Human Services in your county of residence: www.csac.counties.org/.