Workforce Development Program for Recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, also known as TANF, provides assistance to low-income families with children. This program emphasizes work, training and personal responsibility. One of the requirements of the TANF program is that the participant complete a 30-hour workweek requirement (unless exempt). At the American Job Center, we can get you connected with a job and/or training programs that not only fulfills this requirement, but also help you gain independence.
In order to be eligible for Families First benefits, you must meet all of the conditions listed below:
- Child must be living in the home of a parent or relative who is within specified degree of relationship to child
- Child must be under 18 or will complete high school before his/her 19th birthday
- If pregnant, must be in 3rd trimester
- Must meet gross monthly household income standard (based on number of children)
- Must agree to follow a Personal Responsibility Plan (PRP). As part of the PRP, the participant agrees to:
- Make sure their children receive immunization shots and health checks.
- Make sure their children attend school, including kindergarten regularly.
- Cooperate with child support requirements.
- Agree to work or attend work preparational activity, if not exempt
Gather Required documents
Provide proof of (for you or your dependent child):
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Social Security Number
Date of Birth
Where You Live
Immunizations and Health Checks
Involvement in Public Assistance Programs
Get Started Next steps to enroll
- Head to the TANF website to begin enrollment!