State by State


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, including what programs are available for single mothers in Puerto Rico.

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 $370 136%
Arizona $278 $401 $240 133%
Arkansas $204 $385 $451 133%
California $704 $382 $450 133%
Colorado $462 $411 $568 133%
Connecticut $698 $392 $613 150%
Delaware $338 $386 $330 133%
Washington, DC $441 $385 $425 216%
Florida $303 $373 $275 28%
Georgia $280 $414 $330 32%
Hawaii $610 $721 $551 133%
Idaho $309 $408 $410 21%
Illinois $432 $411 $613 133%
Indiana $288 $409 $390 133%
Iowa $426 $362 $548 133%
Kansas $429 $402 $474 33%
Kentucky $262 $393 $415 133%
Louisiana $240 $420 $247 133%
Maine $485 $372 $410 100%
Maryland $636 $366 $430 133%
Massachusetts $618 $352 $742 133%
Michigan $492 $396 $362 133%
Minnesota $532 $355 $683 133%
Mississippi $170 $414 $235 22%
Missouri $292 $421 $320 17%
Montana $588 $404 $487 133%
Nebraska $436 $401 $392 58%
Nevada $383 $371 $407 133%
New Hampshire $675 $339 $427 133%
New Jersey $424 $368 $677 133%
New Mexico $409 $410 $425 133%
New York State $789 $405 $430 133%
North Carolina $272 $387 $350 39%
North Dakota $486 $416 $633 133%
Ohio $473 $407 $537 133%
Oklahoma $292 $418 $505 39%
Oregon $506 $352 $590 133%
Pennsylvania $421 $390 $573 133%
Rhode Island $554 $363 $566 133%
South Carolina $282 $406 $326 62%
South Dakota $615 $434 $345 46%
Tennessee $185 $413 $275 94%
Texas $285 $387 $493 13%
Utah $498 $422 $496 55%
Vermont $640 $348 $458 133%
Virginia $409 $394 $378 33%
Washington $521 $345 $681 133%
West Virginia $340 $374 $424 133%
Wisconsin $653 $343 $370 95%
Wyoming $657 $404 $471 51%