California Family Resource Association

Family Economic Success Resources

State Programs

  • Hunger: The Alliance to Transform Calfresh is working to significantly reduce hunger in our state by increasing the participation rate in CalFresh.
  • Tax Credits: Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) are cash back tax credits that puts money back into the pockets of working families and individuals. In 2016, the California EITC will benefit about 600,000 families and the federal EITC will benefit about 4 million families. Find out more about both tax credits at:
  • Tax Returns: If you make $54,000 or less, you can get your tax returns filed for free.
  • Auto Insurance: California’s Low Cost Auto (CLCA) Insurance Program is a state-sponsored program that makes insurance affordable for California residents who meet the eligibility requirements, regardless of immigration status.
  • Job Training: California has more than 30 major workforce education and training programs administered across nine state agencies. Visit LAO's site to see a list of the State programs.
  • Maternity leave: California's Paid Family Leave program allows workers to take up to six weeks off of work to spend time with a new child or care for a seriously ill family member. Currently, it covers 55% of usual wages. Starting in 2018, Paid Family Leave will increase to 70% for low-income workers and 60% for higher pay workers. Learn more about Paid Family Leave benefits.
  • Reduction of criminal record: The removal of a felony record can help parents secure jobs, housing, student loans, and other opportunities for economic security and family stability. Some people with a low-level, nonviolent felony on their record may be able to reduce it to a misdemeanor under Prop. 47.

Economic Success Networks