P3/Strat. No.16: Expand Saint Lucia’s Public Assistance Programme by 1,000 Households (2,600 to 3,600).

P3/St.No.16

Wave

Objective

Intervention

Target Audience

Guidelines and Criteria 

Implementing Agency

Estimated Cost

Overall Beneficiary

Saint Lucia has an under coverage of Public Assistance Programme; the initiative will allow Saint Lucia to fully cover all indigent households, while simultaneously responding to the COVID-19 pandemic response to households.

To increase the number of indigent, poor and vulnerable households that are on Saint Lucia’s Public Assistance Programme by 1,000.

To increase the number of indigent, poor and vulnerable households that are on Saint Lucia’s Public Assistance Programme by 1,000.

All households will be assessed using the Saint Lucia National Eligibility Test (SL-NET Version 3.0) to ensure accurate targeting;

  1. Households will be contacted by the Welfare Officer who will interview all households;

  2. A Multi-Social Sector Committee will be formed to review the applications and approval;

  3. A Grievance Mechanism will be developed to provide households a redress mechanism

Ministry of Equity, Social Justice, Empowerment and Local Government

$1.74 Million

Poor and Indigent Households

Status Update

On-Going

[September 30, 2020]

 

The current initiatives to stimulate the economy are on-going. The private sector businesses have displayed immense interest in what is being offered and have taken every opportunity to work with the respective implementing agencies.