Financial Wellness


The below resources have been complied by the FERM Program Work Team to provide you and your family with pertinent financial management resources to assist you during this challenging time.

Resources available at the Federal Level

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has information ranging from what to do if you have trouble paying your bills, are facing income loss, or have a problem with a financial service.

Visit The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for all your tax-related needs.      

IRS Free File           Payment Deadline Extended

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) provides information linking banks, technology and consumers.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) provides regular consumer alerts regarding scams along with tips and advice for consumers on a variety of financial and consumer related topics.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has information on scams and a list of cell phone providers who have pledged not to terminate service for 60 days under the Keep Americans Connected initiative.

New York State Resources

The Attorney General of New York State has detailed information on Coronavirus resources and warnings on current consumer scams.

All NYS programs and services through the NYS Governor.

The NYS Comptroller’s office has a financial toolkit on their website that covers a variety of personal finance concerns that New Yorkers may be dealing with as a result of the coronavirus.

The site allows you to research and prescreen your eligibility for benefits such as HEAP, SNAP, Assistance programs, health insurance and tax credits.

The New York WIC program provides food, information on health and nutrition, education and support for low-income women and children up to age five. 

Find helpful Cornell Cooperative Extension resources and the NY Extension Disaster Education Network information.

Tioga County Resources

Tioga County COVID-19 Response


Jackie Spencer
Extension Subject Educator - Family Development
607-687-4020 ext 305

Last updated April 14, 2020