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Alabama Family Assistance The Family Assistance Program provides temporary financial assistance for needy families with a dependent child under age 18 (or age 19 if s/he is a full time student in a secondary school or in the equivalent level of vocational or technical trainin...
Alaska Temporary Assistance Program The Alaska Temporary Assistance Program (ATAP) provides cash assistance and work services to low-income families with children to help them with basic needs while they work toward becoming self-sufficient. This program is provided under the Federal T...
Arizona Cash Assistance Program The Arizona Cash Assistance Program provides temporary cash assistance and supportive services to children, individuals, and their families. The Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) EDGE System is used to issue cash assistance payments. Participants are...
Assistance in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam The Adult Programs in the Territories provide monthly cash payments eligible to financially deprived aged, blind and disabled persons in Guam, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. These payments help...
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Financial Assistance and Social Services The BIA Financial Assistance and Social Services program provides assistance to Federally recognized American Indians and Alaska Native tribe members in the following ways: General Assistance: Cash assistance to meet essential needs of food, cloth...
California CalWORKs (TANF) CalWORKs is a welfare program that gives cash aid and services to eligible needy California families. The program serves all 58 counties in the state and is operated locally by county welfare departments. If a family has little or no cash and needs h...
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) plays a vital role in improving the quality of day care and making it more affordable for many low-income families. The CACFP provides reimbursement for nutritious meals and snacks served to children and ...
Colorado Works The Colorado Works Program serves low-income families with children by providing income assistance and supportive services to help participants become and remain self-sufficient. Colorado Works is the new program that replaced the Aid to Families wit...
Connecticut Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) provides services and benefits to needy families. TANF was designed to give states flexibility to operate programs that serve one of the following purposes: Provide assistance to needy families so ...
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) - Transition Incentives Program (TIP) The Transition Incentive Program (TIP) provides annual payments for an additional two years beyond the expiration of a CRP contract to participants who sell their land, or lease it long-term, to a beginning or socially disadvantaged farmer or rancher...
Delaware Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is Delaware's main cash assistance program. It is administered through a joint effort of the Division of Social Services (DSS), Delaware Department of Labor, Delaware Department of Transportation and the...
Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) The Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) provides Federal employees with retirement benefits. The retirement system is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three components are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, and Thrif...
Florida Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) The purpose of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program is to provide temporary financial help to eligible low-income families. The program is designed to end dependence by needy parents on government benefits by promoting training,...
Georgia Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Georgia Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is the monthly cash assistance program for poor families with children under age 18. The program goal is to provide necessary assistance to needy families with children on a temporary basis and p...
Hawaii Financial Assistance The Hawaii Financial Assistance program provides assistance to needy families with (or expecting) children and provides parents with job preparation, work and support services that enable them to leave the program and become self-sufficient. This is ...
Idaho Temporary Assistance for Families in Idaho (TAFI) Temporary Assistance for Families in Idaho (TAFI) is the monthly cash assistance program for low-income families in Idaho. The program goal is to provide necessary assistance to needy families with children on a temporary basis and provide parents wi...
Illinois Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) The Illinois Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program provides temporary financial assistance for pregnant women and families with one or more dependent children. TANF provides financial assistance to help pay for food, shelter, utiliti...
Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind Independent living services for older blind persons aims to support individuals aged 55 or older, whose recent visual impairment makes competitive employment extremely difficult to obtain, but for whom independent living goals are feasible. The goal ...
Indiana Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is designed to help welfare recipients obtain and maintain jobs. This program provides assistance to families with children and requires adults to work or prepare for work. Recipients will be provid...
Iowa Family Investment Program (TANF) The Family Investment Program (FIP) is Iowa's Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program. The FIP program provides cash assistance to support low income families with children and provides services for the families to become self-sufficien...
Kansas Successful Families Program The Successful Families Program has services for low income families including the following: Cash assistance, also known as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Social services designed to strengthen families and remove barriers to...
Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program (K-TAP) Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program (K-TAP) is the monetary assistance program established by Kentucky using Federal funds from the TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) block grant. K-TAP provides financial and medical assistance to ne...
Louisiana Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP) The Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP) provides cash assistance to families with children when the financial resources of the family are insufficient to meet subsistence needs. The overall goal of FITAP is to decrease the long-t...
Maine Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Maine TANF is financial assistance to keep children in their homes while the family is temporarily unable to support themselves. While receiving assistance, parents or caretaker relatives work on an employment plan to become self-supporting....
Maryland Temporary Cash Assistance One of the components of the Family Investment Program, Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) is that provides cash assistance to needy families with dependent children when available resources do not fully address the family's needs and while preparing pa...
Massachusetts Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children The Massachusetts Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children Program provides temporary cash assistance and supportive services to children, individuals, and their families. Every person has the right, and is afforded the opportunity, to ap...
Michigan Family Independence Program The Family Independence Program (FIP) provides temporary cash assistance to families with children and pregnant women to help them pay for living expenses such as rent, heat, utilities, clothing, food and personal care items. FIP applicants and re...
Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) The Minnesota Family Investment Program, or MFIP, is the state's welfare reform program for low-income families with children. MFIP helps families move to work and focuses on helping families. It includes both cash and food assistance. When most fami...
Mississippi Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) The Mississippi Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, administered by the Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS), provides assistance for needy families with children up to age 18 years without regard to race, creed, color,...
Missouri Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) The purpose of the Missouri Temporary Assistance Program is to provide assistance to needy families with children so that the children can be cared for at home. The program also is intended to reduce dependency by promoting job preparation, work and ...
Montana Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) The Montana Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program supports public assistance programs for low-income families. TANF replaced the program formerly known as the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC). Among the program's purpos...
Nebraska Aid to Dependent Children (ADC) Nebraska Aid to Dependent Children (ADC) provides cash assistance to low-income families with minor children. ADC income is used to pay for family living expenses like rent, utilities, food, clothing, and other necessities. ADC is often the only sour...
Nevada Temporary Assistance for Needy Families The 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 chi...
New Hampshire Financial Assistance for Needy Families Program (FANF) The Financial Assistance for Needy Families Program (FANF) provides cash assistance to families with dependent children through either the Family Assistance Program (FAP), the New Hampshire Employment Program (NHEP), the Unemployed Parent program, or...
New Jersey Work First (WFNJ) New Jersey's welfare reform program, Work First New Jersey (WFNJ), was initiated in April 1997, following the passage of sweeping Federal reforms in 1996, known as the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act. Under the Act, th...
New Mexico Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) The New Mexico Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, known as NMWorks, provides cash assistance and job training to eligible New Mexico families. This monthly cash assistance benefit should be used to meet family needs such as housi...
New York Temporary Assistance Temporary Assistance (TA) is temporary help for needy men, women and children. If you are unable to work, cannot find a job, or your job does not pay enough, TA may be able to help you pay for your expenses. New York state Family Assistance (FA) p...
North Carolina Work First Work First is North Carolina's plan to help families stay off welfare or move off welfare and into jobs. Work First is not just a cash assistance program, rather, it is built upon the belief that all people have a responsibility to their families and...
North Dakota Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program provides funds to assist families in any manner that is reasonable. These include: assisting needy families to care for children in their homes, reducing dependency of needy parents by promot...
Ohio Works First (OWF) Ohio Works First (OWF) is the financial assistance portion of Ohio's Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program. OWF was established to provide time-limited assistance to eligible families. OWF provides cash benefits to eligible, needy fam...
Oklahoma Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) For children deprived of support because of a parent's death, incapacity, absence or unemployment, cash assistance is available to the family on a time-limited basis. The purpose of Oklahoma Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is to provid...
Oregon Temporary Assistance for Needy Families The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program provides cash assistance to low income families with children while they strive to become self-sufficient. The goal of the program is to reduce the number of families living in poverty, throu...
Pennsylvania Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) provides money for dependent children and their parents or other relatives with whom they live, and for pregnant women. The Federal government and Pennsylvania fund TANF payments....
Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) The Federal grant program Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) provides assistance to individuals who are homeless and have serious mental illnesses. PATH funds are distributed to States/Territories that, in turn, contract w...
Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program The Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program (PSOB) provides a death benefit to the eligible survivors of Federal, state or local public safety officers whose death was the direct and proximate result of a personal (traumatic) injury sustained in the...
Refugee and Entrant Assistance - State Administered Programs Needy refugees (and other appropriate individuals) who do not qualify for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or Medicaid programs, but who meet the incom...
Refugee and Entrant Assistance - Targeted Assistance The purpose of the Targeted Assistance program is to provide funding for employment-related and other social services for refugees and other Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) populations in areas of ...
Refugee and Entrant Assistance - Voluntary Agencies Matching Grant Program The Matching Grant program provides an alternate approach to state-administered resettlement assistance. The program's goal is to help refugees (and other appropriate individuals) attain self-sufficiency within four months after arrival without acces...
Refugee and Entrant Assistance - Wilson/Fish Programs The purpose of the Wilson/Fish Alternative Program is to provide integrated services and cash assistance to increase refugees (and other Office of Refugee Resettlement populations) prospects for early employment and self-sufficiency. The program also...
Rhode Island Works The Department of Human Services' Rhode Island Works Program offers temporary cash assistance, health coverage, child care assistance, and help finding job training or a job. This program is available for pregnant women and adults with children under...
Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) The Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provides low-income seniors with coupons that can be exchanged for eligible foods at farmers' markets, roadside stands, and community supported agriculture (CSA) programs....
South Carolina Family Independence The South Carolina Family Independence (FI) program provides time-limited assistance to needy families with dependent children when families cannot provide for their basic needs. The FI Program is designed to serve both single-parent and two-parent f...
South Dakota Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is a temporary public assistance program administered by the South Dakota Department of Social Services and Department of Labor. The primary focus of the program is to help families help themselves move ...
Support Services for Runaway and Homeless Youth-Basic Centers Basic Center programs provide emergency shelter services to runaway and homeless youth. These programs seek to reunite young people with their families, whenever possible, or to locate appropriate alternative placements. Basic Center programs are loc...
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program provides grant funds to states and territories to provide families with financial assistance and related support services. State-administered programs may include childcare assistance, job pr...
Tennessee Families First Families First is Tennessee's welfare reform plan that replaced the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program. The temporary cash assistance program emphasizes work, training, and personal responsibility. As part of the Families First pr...
Texas Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) The Texas Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, formerly Aid to Families with Children (ADFC), is a support service for Texas families. The purpose of TANF is to provide financial and medical assistance to needy dependent children a...
The National Human Trafficking Victim Assistance Program The National Human Trafficking Victim Assistance Program provides funding to foreign victims of trafficking and U.S. victims seeking a HHS (Health and Human Services) Certification. Adult victims of severe forms of trafficking who have been certified...
Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families The Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, formerly Aid to Families with Dependent Children, program provides a variety of benefits and services to Federally-recognized tribes, American Indian, and Alaska Native families. Bene...
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is a Federal agency within the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that administers the nation's immigration laws relating to immigration benefits and services. USCIS regulates permanent and temporar...
Utah Family Employment Program The purpose of the Utah Family Employment Program is to offer unemployed and underemployed single parents and two parent families opportunities to increase family income through employment and child support....
Vermont Reach Up Vermont Reach Up helps families with children by providing services that support work, cash assistance for basic necessities, and health insurance. Eligibility depends on your income, resources, living expenses, who lives with you, your ability to wo...
Virginia Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Virginia's TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) program, authorized by the PRWORA (Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act) of 1996, replaced the AFDC (Aid to Families with Dependent Children) program. PRWORA cr...
Washington WorkFirst WorkFirst is Washington State's temporary cash assistance program. The goals of the WorkFirst Program is to help low-income families stabilize their lives, so they can go to work and take better care of their families. Parents who can work will work,...
West Virginia WORKS West Virginia's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program is WV WORKS. It is based on the goals of assisting economically dependent and at-risk families to become self supporting, enhancing the well-being of children, and on assisting fa...
Wisconsin Works (W-2) The Wisconsin Works (W-2) program seeks to provide the necessary training, supportive services and financial incentives for low-income parents to obtain permanent and stable employment with access to further training that will lead to career advancem...
Wyoming Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) The Wyoming Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program provides financial assistance to keep children in their homes while the family is temporarily unable to support themselves. While receiving assistance, parents or caretaker relatives ...