Federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is a federal funding source created to aid low-income families with children in attaining economic self-sufficiency. The Office of Human Services (OHS) does not directly deliver services or dispense cash assistance payments.

TANF-funded initiatives must align with one of four approved objectives:

  1. Provide assistance to needy families so that children may be cared for in their own homes or in the homes of relatives;
  2. Reduce the dependency of needy parents by promoting job preparation, work, and marriage;
  3. Prevent and reduce the incidence of out-of-wedlock pregnancies; and
  4. Encourage the formation and maintenance of two-parent families.

Listed below are resources pertaining to this funding. For inquiries or concerns, please contact OHSprograms@utah.gov.

The Office of Homeless Services (OHS) offers funding, coordination, and program support to service programs throughout the state of Utah. OHS does not directly provide services or funding to individuals and families. If you are in need of services, please visit endutahhomeless.org.