California TANF

This page provides information about the TANF California program. If you need to apply for TANF, or get the status of your application, then contact the California Health and Human Services Agency listed below. They can assist you with questions or issues about the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. To find out how to apply, California TANF eligibility requirements. You can view their site online at

The primary goal for TANF in California is to provide families in need with a combination of financial assistance and work opportunities so that they can eventually become independent. The monthly cash payments TANF provides are there to help families pay for things like food, utilities, clothing, phone, housing, furniture, transportation, laundry, supplies for the home and some medical supplies that are not paid for by Medicaid along with other basic needs. You can contact the Health and Human Services Agency below to find out more information about what the program has to offer.

  • TANF Program Location

    California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids
    1600 9th Street Suite 460
    Sacramento, CA 95814

  • TANF Phone Number

    The phone number to call the California TANF program is 916-657-2128 or 916-654-3454.

  • TANF Online

    To view the website for California TANF online, click here.

California Health and Human Services Agency Location