Texas In-Home and Family Support Program (Community Services IHFS Grant)
Texas' In-Home and Family Support (IHFS), also known as the Community Services (IHFS) Program, is design to provide support to physically disabled individuals who do not also have intellectual disabilities. The objective of the program is to offer financial support that will enable them to continue living independently in their home and not be institutionalized. IHFS Program participants can be granted up to $1,200 / year in financial assistance.
In order to qualify for the IHFS Program, Texas residents must be over 4 years old and have a physical disability that functionally limits their ability to live independently.
An individual's income is also considered a factor. Participants can have annual incomes up to 105% of the Texas median income. For the year 2013, this amount is approximately $50,000. An individual's resources or assets are not a factor in eligibility.
IHFS Program participants are given considerable flexibility in how they spend their annual grant. The grant amount can be up to $1,200 and services and supports can include the following:
-Home Health Aides
-Home Modifications (to accommodate for their disability)
-Durable Medical Equipment / Assistive Technology
-Training for Assistive Technology
How to Apply
Page Reviewed / Updated - Feb. 2013