K-TAP which operates under federal TANF guidelines provides short-term financial assistance to eligible low-income families to help pay for basic needs such as rent, utilities, and other household expenses.
It is the only “welfare” program in Kentucky that provides cash assistance to families with children under the age of 18.
For a family of three in Kentucky, the K-TAP payment is $262 and it’s limited to no more than 60 months.
In addition to the monetary grant, K-TAP recipients may also be eligible for food assistance and supportive services such as child care and transportation assistance through the Kentucky Works Program or “KWP”.
Kentucky requires all K-TAP applicants, as a condition of eligibility, to participate in work-related activities with the exception of those that are disabled or over 60 years old.
For additional information about K-TAP visit
Or call the K-TAP information line at
You may also apply for K-TAP online via Benefind — the self-service web portal that allows residents to prescreen or apply for Medicaid, KCHIP, SNAP, and Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program (K-TAP).