Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

The TANF program provides temporary financial assistance to low income families. The purpose of the TANF program is to help needy families achieve self-sufficiency. While receiving TANF benefits, recipients will look for employment to try and achieve self-sufficiency. If you have questions or need to know how to apply for TANF, including what documents are required, you need to contact the local office. To find the office that handles the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, select your state below.