Economic Services



The Economic Services Division administers county, state and federal programs to assist families with obtaining food assistance, healthcare,and other services as  we support the agency's mission to meet the basic needs of all Orange County citizens.

Programs Include:

Adult Medicaid

Individuals who are aged, blind or disabled may be eligible for assistance with the medical costs. 

Emergency Assistance

Families who are experiencing a financial emergency may be eligible for financial assistance to pay for housing, utilities, food, gas, and /or medicine.

Family and Children's Medicaid

Medicaid is a health insurance program for families and individuals whose income makes it difficult for them to afford health care. 

Food and Nutrition Services

The Food and Nutrition Services Program (formerly Food Stamps) is a federal program that provides a monthly allotment of benefits issued via Electronic Benefit Transfer cards (EBT cards) that can be used like debit cards. 

Low Energy Assistance Program

The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) is a Federally-funded program that provides for a one-time vendor payment to help eligible households pay their heating bills. 

North Carolina Health Choice

North Carolina Health Choice (NCHC) is North Carolinas health insurance program for children under age 19 who have no health insurance and whose family's income prevents them from affording health care, but who are ineligible for Medicaid.