• Economic Mobility

    Moving people out of poverty and into living wage employment.

  • emergency FINANCIAL assistance & workforce development

    IMPORTANT NOTICE: We are unable to accept any additional applications for this year. We will commence accepting applications on January 1, 2022 using our new database. If you need additional referrals, please call 2-1-1 or visit www.211.org.

    The poverty rate in Dallas is the third highest in the country and considered one of its top challenges. Community Council of Greater Dallas believes access to education and employment opportunities for people with disadvantaged backgrounds is a major component to the solution, as well as providing emergency financial assistance for rent, mortgage, utilities, and food.


    • Emergency assistance for rent, mortgage, utilities & food
    • Job placement assistance
    • Job skills training/resume development
    • Education and tuition assistance
    • Case management
    • Financial literacy education
    • Soft skills training


    • Applicants must reside in Dallas County and meet income guidelines according to the Federal Income Guidelines (see table below)
    • Applicants will be required to provide the following documents:
      • Social Security Card
      • Utility Bill
      • Full Rental Lease
      • Benefits Support Letter such as food stamps, SSI
      • Pay Stubs for last 30 days 
      • Additional documentation may be requested

    Read the FAQs


    Watch a video on how to apply.

  • workforce development

    Minimum wage is not a living wage.

    Would you like to further your education, acquire new skills, earn a degree or certification, and receive job placement assistance?


    When you enroll in the Workforce Development program*, you will be paired with a dedicated case manager and receive help with tuition, budgeting, and wrap-around services such as rent or mortgage, utilities, food, transportation, and child care.


    Here are some of the careers we can help you with:

    Accounting | Nursing | PCT | CAN | Radiology | Nuclear Medicine

    Engineering Technology | CompTIA A+ | CTFL certification

    Robotics Technician | CCNA | CDL | Forklift Certification

    *Please review the eligibility criteria above.

  • Before you apply...

    Please watch this 2-minute video on how to apply for assistance and review the Frequently Asked Questions

    If you need additional assistance with your application, please contact (214) 954-4249 or amartinez@ccadvance.org.

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