Managing Agency South Carolina

Program Description

The South Carolina Family Independence (FI) 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/FI 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

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 South Carolina.

Your Next Steps

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

Application Process

To apply for this program, please contact the local administering agency near you.

To apply online, please visit the South Carolina Multi Agency Partnership Portal.

Program Contact Information

To learn more about the program, please visit the Family Independence page

You can also visit the Office of Family Assistance Help for Families TANF Program Contacts page to find the appropriate state contact(s).