Benefit Details
Connecticut Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Managing Agency Connecticut

Program Description

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program is designed to help needy families achieve self-sufficiency. States receive grants to design and operate programs that accomplish one of the purposes of the TANF program.

The four purposes of the TANF program are to:
  • Provide assistance to needy families so that children can be cared for in their own homes
  • Reduce the dependency of needy parents by promoting job preparation, work and marriage
  • Prevent and reduce the incidence of out-of-wedlock pregnancies
  • Encourage the formation and maintenance of two-parent families

Note: TANF is sometimes referred to by state specific names.

General Program Requirements

In general for this benefit program, you must be a US national, citizen, legal alien or permanent resident, and have very low income. You must also be a resident of the state of Connecticut.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process

To apply online, please visit the ConneCT online application portal.

For additional application information, visit the How to Apply page. You will be able to download an application form directly from the site.

Program Contact Information

To learn more about the program, please visit the Connecticut TANF page.
You can also visit the Office of Family Assistance Help for Families TANF Program Contacts page to find the appropriate state contact(s).