I. Program Overview

Cash for Work is a short term intervention to provide temporary employment to distressed/displaced individuals by participating in or undertaking preparedness, mitigation, relief, rehabilitation or risk reduction projects and activities in their communities or in evacuation centers. Work areas/programs are identified by the community under the leadership of local leaders. In exchange for the work rendered, program recipients are provided with cash to meet their requirement for food and other basic necessities. Cash for Work may be undertaken before, during or after the occurrence of any disaster whether natural or human induced. Implementation of the Cash for Work shall be managed by the LGUs Social Welfare and Development Offices in coordination with the DSWD Field Offices.

II. Projects/Services/Activities/Modalities

Any, but not limited to the following, implemented in coordination and collaboration with LGUs and/or other government agencies and private organizations:

  1. Environmental protection and preservation such as tree planting/reforestation, coastal clean-up, etc.;
  2. Support to construction or repair of small-scale community infrastructures such irrigation canals, deep well or water system, pit drainage, water reservoir, etc.;
  3. Food security intervention such as communal gardening, agricultural production. etc.; and
  4. Other climate and disaster mitigation and preparedness activities.

III. Target Beneficiaries

The target beneficiaries shall any of the hereunder priority sector:

  1. Poor families as identified under the DSWD Listahanan;
  2. Poor families excluded from the DSWD Listahanan as assessed by the LSWDO;
  3. Indigenous People (IP);
  4. Families with vulnerable members such as Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), Senior Citizens, Solo Parents, etc.

IV. Eligibility Requirements

The project reach shall focus in any of the following area:

  1. Eighteen (18) major river basins as identified by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR);
  2. Ten (10) identified principal river basins as identified by the DENR;
  3. Four (4) major urban centers as recommended by DENR;
  4. Eight hundred twenty-two (822) coastal municipalities as identified by DENR;
  5. Twenty-two (22) vulnerable provinces as recommended by DENR; and
  6. Other areas that are economically vulnerable and are historically susceptible to disaster hazards as assesses and identified by the DSWD Field Office and Local Social Welfare Department.

V. Documentary Requirements

  1. Approval for the released of funds shall be based on the submission of the following:
    • Project Proposal submitted and signed by the Local Chief Executive (LCE) or Designated Alternate Officer (Head of Local Social Welfare Development Office) and recommended for approval by the Head of the Disaster Response Management Division (DRMD) and for approval by the Regional Director
    • The master list of beneficiaries shall be certified and signed by the LCE or Designated Alternate Officer (Head of Local Social Welfare Development Office), recommended for approval by the DRMD Head and approved by the Regional Director
    • Allocation and obligation of funds shall be based on the submitted Project Proposal duly approved/signed by the Regional Director with the required enclosures
  2. Either a Daily Time Record (DTR), Logbook or Daily Attendance Sheet is admissible to record the actual engagement of the CFW beneficiaries in the community works. Further, these shall be kept by the DSWD Field Office and ensure that it would be available during the monitoring of the concerned offices both in the Region and Central Office

VI. Contact Person/s

SWO IV / OIC – Chief, Disaster Response Management Division (DRMD)
(072) 687- 8000 local 208