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 $714 in cash assistance, $376 to buy food, up to $450 while searching for jobs and qualify for Medicaid if her gross income is no more than 133% of the federal poverty level.


Single Mother Guide
Single Mother Guide
Single Mother Guide
Single Mother Guide
STATE TANF SNAP UNEMPLOYMENT MEDICAID
Alabama $215 $394 $265 13%
Alaska $923 $699 $442 134%
Arizona $278 $405 $240 133%
Arkansas $204 $389 $451 133%
California $714 $376 $450 133%
Colorado $462 $408 $573 133%
Connecticut $698 $383 $688 133%
Delaware $338 $379 $330 133%
Washington, DC $441 $378 $432 216%
Florida $303 $374 $275 28%
Georgia $280 $405 $330 31%
Hawaii $610 $771 $619 133%
Idaho $309 $404 $414 21%
Illinois $432 $393 $627 133%
Indiana $288 $418 $390 133%
Iowa $426 $352 $559 133%
Kansas $429 $389 $474 33%
Kentucky $262 $392 $448 133%
Louisiana $240 $429 $284 133%
Maine $485 $354 $627 100%
Maryland $636 $367 $430 133%
Massachusetts $618 $338 $1,153 133%
Michigan $492 $377 $362 133%
Minnesota $532 $354 $693 133%
Mississippi $170 $391 $235 22%
Missouri $292 $413 $320 17%
Montana $588 $401 $518 133%
Nebraska $436 $395 $414 58%
Nevada $383 $376 $439 133%
New Hampshire $675 $326 $427 133%
New Jersey $424 $349 $681 133%
New Mexico $409 $391 $483 133%
New York State $789 $383 $430 133%
North Carolina $272 $376 $350 38%
North Dakota $486 $401 $606 133%
Ohio $473 $416 $598 133%
Oklahoma $292 $426 $506 38%
Oregon $506 $366 $604 133%
Pennsylvania $421 $393 $569 133%
Rhode Island $554 $361 $707 133%
South Carolina $282 $399 $326 62%
South Dakota $615 $444 $390 45%
Tennessee $185 $417 $275 93%
Texas $285 $393 $494 13%
Utah $498 $421 $543 55%
Vermont $640 $351 $466 133%
Virginia $409 $382 $378 33%
Washington $521 $357 $713 133%
West Virginia $340 $368 $424 133%
Wisconsin $653 $332 $370 95%
Wyoming $657 $417 $475 50%