Eligibility

SCC CalWORKs coordinates with Sacramento and Yolo County DHA and DHS to determine eligibility per county, state, and federal guidelines. Eligibility is always determined at the beginning of each semester via county cash aid verification form which can be a CalWIN printout or a county Notice of Action.  County cash aid verification must reflect that both the student and an eligible child are receiving cash aid, must be dated by county representatives in the month in which services are requested and stamped or embossed by the county.

Service Eligibility Guidelines

  • SCC CalWORKs services require a current TANF/Income Verification on file.
  • The TANF/Income Verification document must be submitted each semester, including the Summer term if you will be taking Summer classes.
  • Students must be enrolled at Sacramento City College, West Sacramento Center or Davis Center in order to receive services.
  • Students must maintain good academic standing.
  • Students must select a county approved occupation.  A list of approved occupations is provided at the college CalWORKs Orientation.
  • Students cannot change their occupation choice without the county’s approval.
  • Students must fulfill their county weekly hourly obligation.

 

CalWORKs Student Eligibility Definitions

County Referred Participant
This designation applies if the student is a TANF/cash aid recipient, has at least one eligible child and was referred to the community college by the county welfare office and has an approved Welfare-to-Work plan or is in the process of developing a WTW plan.

Self-Initiated Participant
This designation applies if the student is a TANF/cash aid recipient, has at least one eligible child and is attending the community college as a Self-Initiated Program Participant (SIP) and is or will be in the process of obtaining an approved Welfare-to-Work plan through their county welfare office. Refer to the California Department of Social Services All County Letter 99-32 for additional information on SIP criteria.

Voluntary Exempt
This designation applies if the student is a TANF/cash aid recipient, has at least one eligible child but has been exempted from participating in WTW activities by the county for a reason enumerated with an All County Letter or All County Information Notice.

Exempt Student (other)
This designation applies if the student is a TANF/cash aid recipient, has at least one eligible child but has been exempted from participating in WTW activities. The college must have documentation in the student’s file proving the student’s exempt status and when the exemption will expire.

Post-Employment Participant
This designation applies if the student is off cash assistance due to unsubsidized employment and is in compliance with their county welfare office. This would be a former TANF recipient, who has completed their Welfare to Work plan or SIP-Self-Initiated Program and is employed but desires additional training. A student in this status cannot be one that is sanctioned by the county welfare office for not adhering to their Welfare to Work plan. The college must verify student employment at the beginning of each term.