Wheels for Work

The Wheels to Work program has limited funding.  

Wheels for Work is an automobile insurance, transportation, and repair program.

The purpose of Wheels for Work is to provide transportation help so that people can achieve self-sufficiency through either new employment or increase long-term employment. Public transportation cannot meet the needs of many workers in Tioga County, especially 2nd and 3rd shift workers.

Ensuring that workers can get to work on time, drop their children at day care and meet their family's needs, Wheels for Work will help those who are struggling to achieve long-term employment success. 

Who can participate?
Any adult with a dependent child who needs insurance, gas cards, or repairs to their current vehicle to continue their employment may apply. There are certain requirements that need to be met to be eligible.

What are the requirements?

  • Client must be TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) and age 21 or older.
  • Must be employed or have a verifiable job offer of at least 25 hours a week.
  • Must be a Tioga County resident.
  • Has not previously received Wheels for Work funds. 
  • Has a valid New York driver's license that is free of DUI or DWI convictions or vehicular felonies.

How does the Wheels for Work Program function?
Wheels for Work implements its program through a network of agencies and organizations that includes licensed automobile repair shops and insurance providers.

Automobile insurance is required. Comp and collision with a $500.00 deductible is mandatory, in addition to at least minimum liability. 

Wheels for Work provides emergency automobile repairs to TANF eligibles who own a vehicle and cannot afford necessary repairs to keep it operable.

Under this part of the program, repairs cannot exceed $750.00, it is not a loan so repay would not be required. 

Contact us for more information about this program.