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The Economic Security Administration (ESA) (formerly known as IMA) determines eligibility for benefits under the Temporary Cash Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Medical Assistance, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly Food Stamps), Child Care Subsidy, Burial Assistance, Interim Disability Assistance, Parent and Adolescent Support Services (PASS) and Refugee Cash Assistance programs. ESA’s Food Stamp Employment and Training Program (FSET) provide employment and training services to able-bodied adults without dependents who receive food stamps. ESA performs monitoring, quality control and reporting functions required by federal law and court orders.

Delivery of these services is through five Service Centers located in neighborhoods throughout the city.

ESA partners with the non-profit EFFORTS organization to provide domestic violence support services to families who are receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).