The Maryland Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) - known as the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program federally- 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 U.S. national, citizen, legal alien or permanent resident, and have very low income. You must also be a resident of the state of Maryland.
To apply online, please contact your Department of Human Resources Local Office.