Program DescriptionThe Nevada Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program is a federally funded block grant program through the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). It is designed to provide temporary assistance for needy families so dependent children may be cared for in their own homes or in the homes of relative caretakers. TANF furnishes financial, medical and support services such as child care, transportation and other supports for families that are not employed, underemployed or unable to work. Federal law allows a five-year lifetime limit.
General Program RequirementsIn order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Nevada, either pregnant or responsible for a child under 19 years of age, a U.S. national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident, have low or very low income, and be either under-employed (working for very low wages), unemployed or about to become unemployed.
Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application ProcessYou can go to your local welfare office to pick/file an application or you may request an application be mailed to you. The application may be mailed, dropped off or faxed and may be used to apply for any and all programs listed on the form. If you reside on a Nevada Indian Reservation or Colony you may also check with the Tribal Social Service Office or Health Clinics for application information.
To contact your local welfare office, please visit:
Application forms can also be found online:
Program Contact Information
To learn more about Nevada TANF please visit: https://dwss.nv.gov/