Tribal TANF Programs & Resources

TANF gives federally recognized American Indian tribes flexibility in the design of welfare programs that promote work and responsibility and strengthen families. Similar to states, they receive block grants to design and operate programs that accomplish one of the four purposes of the TANF program.

The four purposes of the TANF program are:

  • Provide assistance to needy families so that children can be cared for in their own homes.
  • Reduce the dependency of needy parents by promoting job preparation, work and marriage.
  • Prevent and reduce unplanned pregnancies among single young adults.
  • Encourage the formation and maintenance of two-parent families.

Tribal TANF Program Contacts (Health & Human Services)
Arizona TANF Program
California Tribal TANF Programs
Chippewa Cree Tribal TANF
Coeur D Alene TANF
Muscogee (Creek) Nation Tribal TANF
Osage Nation Tribal TANF
Washoe Native TANF Program
Zuni Education & Career Development Center

Social Service Programs