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Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Benefits

Program Description

The Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, formerly Aid to Families with Dependent Children, program provides a variety of benefits and services to Federally-recognized tribes, American Indian, and Alaska Native families. Benefits may include childcare assistance, job preparation, and work assistance.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a Native American/American Indian who is unemployed or about to become unemployed, you or a family member must be enrolled in a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaskan Native village, you must live on or near and Indian reservation, and you must characterize your financial situation as low income or very low income.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

To apply for Tribal TANF benefits, you must check with the tribe in whose service area you reside.

Program Contact Information

General information on TANF and phone numbers for the state TANF agencies can be found at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ofa.
To find information on specific Tribal TANF programs, visit: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ofa/programs/tribal/tribal-tanf.