> Hawaii Financial Assistance
The Hawaii Financial Assistance program provides assistance to needy families with (or expecting) children and provides parents with job preparation, work and support services that enable them to leave the program and become self-sufficient. This is accomplished through strategies implemented in the Pursuit of New Opportunities (PONO) welfare reform program which delivers cash assistance and the First-to-Work (FTW) program which provides employment preparation and support services.
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of Hawaii, either pregnant or responsible for a child under 19 years of age, a US national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident, have low or very low income, and be either under-employed (working for very low wages), unemployed or about to become unemployed.
To fill out an online application for Hawaii Financial Assistance (TANF), please go to:
Program Contact Information:
To learn more about the Hawaii Financial Assistance program (TANF), please contact the Hawaii Department of Human Services Benefit, Employment Support Services Division at: