Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in Grants/Scholarships/Fellowships
December 19, 2018


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.


Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families is administered by Administration for Children and Families (ACF).

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 Alaska Native village, you must live on or near an Indian reservation, and you must characterize your financial situation as low income or very low income.

Application Details

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

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