TANF

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Alabama TANF

The Family Assistance (FA) Program provides temporary financial assistance for needy families with children. Under Alabama’s ”work first” approach, most adult recipients of cash assistance are required to participate in TANF employment program.

Alaska Temporary Assistance Program (ATAP)

The Alaska Temporary Assistance Program (ATAP) provides temporary cash assistance and work-readiness services to low-income families with children. Receipt of ATAP is, however, limited to no more than 60 months.

Arizona Cash Assistance

Arizona’s Cash Assistance Program provides temporary cash assistance and supportive services to to the neediest of Arizona’s children and their families. Eligible families are limited to no more than 12 months of cash benefits.

Arkansas Transitional Employment Assistance (TEA)

Arkansas TEA is a time-limited assistance program to help needy families with children. Benefits may include cash payments, employment-related services, job-readiness activities, and other supportive services.

Arkansas Work Pays

Arkansas Work Pays is an incentive program that encourages former Transitional Employment Assistance (TEA) recipients to remain employed. It pays an additional 24 months of cash assistance payment in the amount of $204 to eligible ex-TEA recipients.

California CalWORKs (TANF)

CalWORKs is a California’s welfare program that provides temporary cash assistance to eligible needy families with children. Unless otherwise exempt, work-eligible CalWORKs participants are required to participate in Welfare to Work (WTW) activities.

California Tribal TANF

Tribal TANF is an assistance program for American Indians and Alaska Natives which provides cash aid and supportive services to eligible needy children and families. Currently, there are 16 tribal TANF programs serving a range of counties across California.

Colorado Works (TANF)

Operated in 64 counties, Colorado Works is Colorado’s TANF program that serves low-income families with children by providing income assistance and supportive services to help eligible families.

Connecticut Temporary Family Assistance (TFA)

Temporary Family Assistance Program (TFA) provides monthly cash and employment assistance to eligible families throughout Connecticut. Eligibility is limited to only 21 months of cash benefits.

Delaware TANF

TANF is Delaware’s main cash assistance program for lower income families with children under the age of 18, providing financial assistance to help pay for food, shelter, utilities, and expenses other than medical while they seek employment.

District of Columbia TANF

TANF provides temporary cash assistance to needy families with children. A central component of the DC’s TANF program is its emphasis on work so most families are expected to participate in approved work activities.

Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP)

Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP) is Louisiana’s version of TANF, commonly known as “welfare”. Eligibility is limited to needy families earning at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.