Get information on employment programs

Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSSP)

The program is designed to assist income eligible Orange County residents to achieve economic independence and self-sufficiency. Tuition assistance is available for vocational training, post-secondary education, and state certification that will enable residents to obtain and retain employment. Some of the additional services that may be provided are:

  • employment skills training
  • employment services and referrals
  • case managed career coaching
  • other support services

Read the program requirements and Frequently Asked Questions below before completing the application:

Applicants must meet all criteria to be considered for the Family Self Sufficiency Program.

  • Orange County resident
  • 18 years old or older
  • U.S. Citizen or Legal Resident
  • Income eligible (Federal Poverty Guidelines)
  • Employment seekers who are unemployed or underemployed and available to participate in vocational training within 90 days of enrollment

All applicants will need the following documents before completing the application:

  1. Photo I.D. for the applicant and adult household members
  2. Social Security Card for all household members
  3. Proof of Income for all household members
  4. Proof of Orange County residency
  5. Acceptance Letter from training program or educational institution
  6. Proof of High School Diploma or GED

Do I have to be an employment seeker to participate in this program?
The Family Self-Sufficiency program is designed to prepare individuals for careers by providing tuition assistance for employment training programs (vocational, post-secondary education and state/national certifications). You should be an employment seeker who is unemployed and seeking employment or under-employed seeking to increase employment wages.

Do I have to meet all eligibility requirements to participate?
Yes. The Family Self-Sufficiency Program is a grant-funded program that requires eligibility criteria to be met before providing services.

How do I know if my application was received?
When you have successfully completed the online application and uploaded all of the required documents, you will receive an application confirmation with an online identification number. You should save the identification number for your records.

How long is the application review process?
The application review and determination process could take up to 5-days business days after submission, if all required documents were submitted with the online application. Incomplete applications and documents could delay or terminate the application process.

To be eligible for this program, participants must meet program eligibility criteria, submit required documentation and fall within the family income guidelines. View the Poverty Income Guidelines chart.

How to Apply

You may apply by completing a CAREER SURVEY or by contacting our office for more information at 407-836-9333. Please include desired start date, school, and program in your request. All required information must be provided in the career survey before a Caseworker can make contact to complete the eligibility screening process. Any incomplete request will not be considered.

Apply Here

Computer Labs

Computers are available to the community to assist residents with their educational goals, access job posting, increase their computer skills and access other computer related resources. The Computer labs are located throughout Orange County at various Community Centers and Neighborhood Centers for Families locations. Click a link below to be directed to those centers: Community Centers and Neighborhood Center for Families


These programs assist individuals and families in accessing educational opportunities. GED classes and literacy training is offered at various Community Centers and Neighborhood Centers for Families locations. Click a link below to be directed to those centers: Community Centers and Neighborhood Center for Families.

Additional locations and information about these programs may be obtained by contacting the organizations listed below.

  • Orange County Public Schools at (407) 317-3200
  • Adult Literacy League, Inc. at (407) 422-1540

Contact Us

Community Action Division Office
2100 E. Michigan Street, 1st & 2nd Floor
Orlando, FL 32806

Phone: (407) 836-9333
Fax: (407) 836-7690