Federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program provides grant funds to states and territories to provide families with financial assistance and related support services. State-administered programs may include child care assistance, job preparation, and work assistance. TANF has restrictions on population, eligibility, data entry and reporting.  It is not recommended for DV providers due to TANF data entry requirements 

To be eligible for this benefit program, applicants must be a resident of the state in which they apply and a U.S. citizen, legal alien or qualified alien. You must be unemployed or underemployed and have low or very low income. You must also be one of the following:

  • Have a child 18 years of age or younger
  • Be pregnant
  • Be 18 years of age or younger and the head of your household

The Utah Office of Homelessness Services administers the TANF funding. Questions regarding the RFP process or funding can be directed to OHSprograms@utah.gov.

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