The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program is designed to help needy families achieve self-sufficiency. States receive grants to design and operate programs that accomplish one of the purposes of the TANF program.
The four purposes of the TANF program are to:
Note: TANF is sometimes referred to by state specific names.
In general for this benefit program, you must be a US national, citizen, legal alien or permanent resident, and have very low income. You must also be a resident of the state of Connecticut.
To apply online, please visit the ConneCT online application portal.
For additional application information, visit the How to Apply page. You will be able to download an application form directly from the site.