> Iowa Family Investment Program (TANF)
The Family Investment Program (FIP) is Iowa's Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program. FIP provides cash assistance to needy families, as they become self-supporting so children may be cared for in their own homes or in the homes of relatives. PROMISE JOBS provides employment and training services for FIP participants.
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of Iowa, 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 apply, download and fill out an application:
Once completed, submit the application to your local DHS office, which you can locate here:
Program Contact Information:
The county DHS office serving your county is also listed in the State or County Government section of your local phone book, under "Department of Human Services" or just "Human Services".
You may also contact the Department's Field Office Support Unit by calling: