First State
Community Action Agency

People helping people build community.

Grant Diversion Program

The Grant Diversion Program is designed to alleviate a crisis that will either prevent parents from accepting or retaining employment.  The intent is to provide one-time assistance - up to $1500 annually - to divert a family from receiving TANF benefits.

Grant Diversion funds may be used for services and products such as (but not limited to):

  • Transportation (inlcuding vehicle repairs, tires, insurance, registration fees, etc.)
  • Uniforms, specialized clothing, footwear and other employment based apparel.
  • Tools and equipment.
  • Union dues, agency fees, licenses, certificates and background checks.
  • Medical expenses not covered by Medicaid such as eye glasses.

Entry in to this program is by REFERRAL ONLY from the State of Delaware.  You cannot apply directly to First State for services under this program!