TANF - Temporary Assistance For Needy Families
The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program replaced the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), Emergency Assistance (EA), and Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training (JOBS) programs under Title IV of the Social Security Act.
TANF also offers other support services.
- Enrolled Red Cliff Tribal Member residing on the Red Cliff Reservation.
- Native enrolled member of any Federally Recognized tribe residing on the Red Cliff Reservation.
- Must be a Custodial Parent.
- Must be at least 18 years of age.
- Pregnant women in their third trimester of pregnancy with no other children.
- Cooperation with Child Support.
TANF has a lifetime limit of 60 Months (5 years) for ALL participants. Months do not have to be consecutive. TANF assumes everyone is able to work within their abilities. Participants receiving TANF will be required to participate in program activities to the best of their abilities.
Families that are eligible for TANF will receive a grant distributed on a monthly basis. Grant Tiers are as followed:
- Tier 1 - $800.00 for parents with a High School Diploma/GED/HSED and ready for work participation.
- Tier 2 - $700.00 for parents pending SSDI, SSI, Veterans, temporarily incapacitated or disabled for six months or less, providing proper documentation. A parent caring for a child with special needs. A parent who has not obtained a High School Diploma/GED.
- Tier 3 - $600.00 for an adult pregnant woman in her third trimester of pregnancy.
Earned income is deducted using the NET pay. (Special Circumstances may apply) Other unearned income is deducted dollar for dollar off the TANF grant amount (Special Circumstances may apply).
TANF participants receiving TANF grants may also have the option to have vendor payment deducted from their checks such as for utilities/shelter expenses.
Participants who are eligible for TANF will also be Eligible for TANF Supportive Services (Upon funding availability) or
Participants may also be eligible for Crisis Prevention Assistance.
Note: Participants will be limited to 1 type of assistance per eligible family, per each fiscal year year (October 1 - September 30).
Certain Groups of Individuals may be Eligible for Case Management Services. These Groups include:
- Non Custodial Parents
- Pregnant Women
- Minor Parents
- Training Assistance for Employment Opportunities
- Assisting with referrals to available programs
- Assistance in High School and School to work preparation
Please contact us for an application, to set up an appointment, or for general questions about the program. Our contact information is at the top of the page.