HHS Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Description:

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program is designed to help needy families achieve self-sufficiency. States receive block 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:

  • Provide assistance to needy families so that children can be cared for in their own homes
  • Reduce the dependency of needy parents by promoting job preparation, work and marriage
  • Prevent and reduce the incidence of out-of-wedlock pregnancies
  • Encourage the formation and maintenance of two-parent families

Funding Title:    Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

Agency Name:    Department of Health and Human Services

Funding Instrument Type:     Cooperative Agreement

Express Language for Legal Aid:   No, but legal aid organizations have been funded in the past.

Target Population:    Needy families

Expected Number of Awards:

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:    No

How to Apply:    Contact

Deborah List

Administration for Children and Families

Office of Family Assistance

370 L’Enfant Promenade SW.

Washington, DC 20447

Phone: (202) 401-5488

Email: deborah.list@acf.hhs.gov

Current Closing Date for Applications:

Estimated Total Program Funding:   

Award Ceiling: Every state receives TANF funds, and each state exercises wide discretion when determining how much and to which programs it awards funds.

Award Floor:   

Eligible Applicants:    State governmentsEvery state is eligible for funds and is already receiving funds. States determine the eligibility of programs within that state..

Priority Consideration:   

Policy and Regulations on Use of Funds:     See http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ofa/programs/tanf/laws-regulations

Current/Past Funding Recipients:      

Samples of Successful Application:

Link to Full Information:    http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ofa/programs/tanf

Contact Information:

Deborah List

Administration for Children and Families

Office of Family Assistance

370 L’Enfant Promenade SW.

Washington, DC 20447

Phone: (202) 401-5488

Email: deborah.list@acf.hhs.gov

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Categories: Children, Family, Government Organizations, HHS, Pass-Through Funds/ Block Grants, Public Benefits, TANF

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