The Kansas Department of Labor, the Kansas Department of Commerce and the Kansas Department for Children and Families are partnering to ensure that workers affected by the recent Boeing 737 MAX production halt, including workers for supply chain contractors and suppliers to the aviation industry, have a seamless transition to services that will provide a bridge until production begins again or other employment is found. In light of this, below is a list of available resources for businesses and/or employees that could be facing furloughs, layoffs or other reductions in workforce.
In addition to the State of Kansas resources listed below, KDOL is partnering with Air Capital Commitment and United Way to share information on state and local resources available to affected workers and businesses. Select either logo and go directly to their page.
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
TEFAP provides free USDA commodities to households with income below 130% of the
federal poverty level.
Supplemental Food Assistance Program (SNAP)
SNAP food assistance is a monthly benefit which allows individuals and families to
purchase food for themselves and their families.
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
TANF cash assistance provides a monthly benefit to low-income families with
children to help them pay for basic needs, including shelter, utilities, diapers and
Child Care Assistance
Child care assistance provides a monthly benefit to working families to help pay all or part
of their child care expenses.
For more information, or to apply:
- Wichita Service Center
(316) 337-7000 ext. 7 or (316) 337-7225
- El Dorado Service Center
- Winfield Service Center
- Pratt Service Center