General Relief (GR) is a County-funded program that provides financial assistance to adults with very low incomes who are ineligible for Federal or State programs. The GR caseload includes the following employability status classifications:
The General Relief Opportunities for Work (GROW) program offers employment and training services to employables and is designed to help GR participants obtain jobs and achieve self-sufficiency. Substance abuse treatment is also available if necessary.
- Employables are participants with no medical conditions that would prevent employment. GR employables may receive GR for nine months in a 12-month period, provided they continue to comply with GROW requirements.
- Unemployables are participants who have one or more medical conditions (temporary or permanent) affecting their ability to work. GR benefits are not time limited for unemployables.