Welfare Info

Iowa Family Investment Program (TANF)


What is Iowa Family Investment Program (TANF)?

The Family Investment Program (FIP) provides temporary financial and other assistance to low income families with children while they move toward self-sufficiency.


Iowa Family Investment Program (TANF) is administered by Iowa.

Program Requirements

To be eligible for the FIP program people need to meet financial and non-financial eligibility criteria. This includes being income and asset eligible, having a minor child, having a social security number, cooperating with the Child Support Services office, being a United States citizen or have a qualified alien status and being a resident of Iowa.

FIP applicants and participants must cooperate with the Department's work and training program, PROMISE JOBS. As a condition of FIP eligibility prior to receiving benefits, applicants must meet with a PROMISE JOBS case manager to develop a self-sufficiency plan known as the Family Investment Agreement (FIA). The FIA outlines the steps the family will take to become independent of FIP assistance. Once FIP is approved, FIP recipients must follow the requirements of the FIA to continue receiving FIP. FIP assistance has a federal lifetime limit of 60 months of assistance received in all states.

Application Details

What is the application process for Iowa Family Investment Program (TANF)?

To apply online, please visit theĀ online application.

For additional ways to apply, visit the How to Apply page.

Contact Info

(877) 347-5678

How to Apply

How to Apply

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