TANF Family Housing FY24

Grant Title: TANF Family Housing FY24
Solicitation #: 24-DWS-S028
Funding Source: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Total Grant Amount: $5,000,000.00
Expected Number of Awards: Multiple
Application Deadline: November 26, 2023, 5:00 PM. Proposals must be received no later than 5:00 PM. Proposals received after 5:00 PM will not be accepted. Proposals may not be faxed.
Program Start Date: January 1, 2024
Program End Date: June 30, 2025
Pre-Proposal Meeting (Virtual): Pre-Proposal Meeting Slide Show 
Contact Information: Contract Owner: Tonia Jones, tanfgrant@utah.gov; Contract Anaylyst: TJ Seegmiller, tseegmiller@utah.gov, 435-393-5370


Provide TANF Family Housing services to assist eligible families in short-term crises. The TANF Family Housing Program helps families obtain stable housing through providing deposits, utility assistance, rental assistance, home mortgage payments, and back payments. A one-time, short-term crisis must be identified through an assessment. The grantee must assist the customer in creating a plan to overcome the housing crisis and remain housed after assistance ends. DWS requires all TANF Family Housing Program recipients to work with a DWS TANF Family Housing Employment Counselor to obtain and maintain employment.

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  1. Organizations must have the ability to determine TANF Family Housing Program eligibility.
    1. Grantees must serve TANF eligible families, with a dependent child under the age of 18, and determine eligibility as outlined in the TANF eligibility verification process found on the DWS Contractor website: https://jobs.utah.gov/services/tevs/tanfcontract.html
      *Accommodations for this requirement may be considered for Domestic Violence Shelters
    2. Organizations may add additional eligibility requirements limited to attendance of financial literacy classes and good tenant workshops.
  1. Organizations must coordinate with the Department of Workforce Services to provide services according to the TANF Family Housing Employment Pathway

Who May Apply

  1. The following are encouraged to apply: local governments, public or private not-for-profit organizations, faith-based organizations, state offices and agencies, units of local governments and Indian Tribal governments that offer housing services.
    1. Programs that have a religious affiliation will be required to provide assurances that grant funds will not be used for religious instruction.
  2. Collaboration between multiple agencies/organizations is encouraged; however, a lead agency must be identified.
  3. Current TANF Family Housing grantees may only be eligible if expanding their geographical service area or implementing new programming or services not currently offered with the existing TANF Family Housing grant.


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