State by State

Grants for Single Mothers


Here, we track key grants available for single moms and their families — the likes of TANF, food stamps, UI, Medicaid, among others and we crunch the numbers to analyze how much benefits single moms with two children can expect to get in each state.

For example, a single mother of two in the Golden State may receive $704 in cash assistance, $382 to buy food, up to $450 while searching for jobs and qualify for Medicaid if her gross income is no more than 109% of the federal poverty level.


Single Mother Guide
Single Mother Guide
Single Mother Guide
Single Mother Guide
STATE TANF SNAP UNEMPLOYMENT MEDICAID
Alabama $215 $405 $265 13%
Alaska $923 $669 $370 142%
Arizona $278 $401 $240 106%
Arkansas $204 $385 $451 17%
California $704 $382 $450 109%
Colorado $462 $411 $568 68%
Connecticut $698 $392 $598 150%
Delaware $338 $386 $330 87%
Washington, DC $441 $385 $425 216%
Florida $303 $373 $275 21%
Georgia $280 $414 $330 34%
Hawaii $610 $721 $551 105%
Idaho $309 $408 $410 24%
Illinois $432 $411 $613 133%
Indiana $288 $409 $390 19%
Iowa $426 $362 $548 54%
Kansas $429 $402 $474 33%
Kentucky $262 $393 $415 23%
Louisiana $240 $420 $247 19%
Maine $485 $372 $410 100%
Maryland $636 $366 $430 123%
Massachusetts $618 $352 $742 133%
Michigan $492 $396 $362 54%
Minnesota $532 $355 $683 133%
Mississippi $170 $414 $235 23%
Missouri $292 $421 $320 18%
Montana $588 $404 $487 24%
Nebraska $436 $401 $392 58%
Nevada $383 $371 $407 32%
New Hampshire $675 $339 $427 68%
New Jersey $424 $368 $677 32%
New Mexico $409 $410 $425 46%
New York State $789 $405 $430 133%
North Carolina $272 $387 $350 44%
North Dakota $486 $416 $633 52%
Ohio $473 $407 $537 90%
Oklahoma $292 $418 $505 41%
Oregon $506 $352 $590 40%
Pennsylvania $421 $390 $573 33%
Rhode Island $554 $363 $566 116%
South Carolina $282 $406 $326 62%
South Dakota $615 $434 $345 57%
Tennessee $185 $413 $275 103%
Texas $285 $387 $493 15%
Utah $498 $422 $496 44%
Vermont $640 $348 $458 53%
Virginia $409 $394 $378 49%
Washington $521 $345 $681 40%
West Virginia $340 $374 $424 19%
Wisconsin $653 $343 $370 95%
Wyoming $657 $404 $471 55%