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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.

Step 1

Review Eligibility

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
Step 2

Gather Required documents

Provide proof of (for you or your dependent child): 
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  • Social Security Number
  • Your Identification
  • Citizenship Status
  • Date of Birth
  • Where You Live
  • Household Relationship
  • Earned Income
  • Unearned Income
  • Resources/Assets
  • School Status
  • Immunizations and Health Checks
  • Involvement in Public Assistance Programs
Step 3

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