> Tribal Family Assistance Grants
The Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, formerly Aid to Families with Dependent Children, program provides a variety of benefits and services to Federally-recognized tribes, American Indian, and Alaska Native families. Benefits include assisting needy families so that children can be cared for in their own homes; reducing dependency of needy parents by promoting job preparation, work, and marriage; preventing out-of-wedlock pregnancies, and encouraging the formation and maintenance of two-parent families.
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a Native American/American Indian who is unemployed or about to become unemployed, you or a family member must be enrolled in a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaskan Native village, you must live on or near and Indian reservation, and you must characterize your financial situation as low income or very low income.
For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.
Program Contact Information:
General information on TANF and phone numbers for the state TANF agencies can be found at:
To find out whether you are eligible to receive Tribal TANF benefits, you much check with the tribe in whose service area you reside. To find information on specific Tribal TANF programs, visit:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services