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

The primary goal for TANF in Iowa 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 Department of Human Services below to find out more information about what the program has to offer.

  • TANF Program Location

    Iowa Family Investment Program
    1305 E. Walnut Street
    Des Moines, IA 50319

  • TANF Phone Number

    The phone number to call the Iowa TANF program is 800-972-2017 or 515-281-5454.

  • TANF Online

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

Iowa Department of Human Services Location