The Office of Family Assistance is responsible for the following programs to serve low-income families.
The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program is designed to help needy families achieve self-sufficiency. States receive block grants to design and operate programs that accomplish one of the purposes of the TANF program.
The Tribal programs give federally recognized Indian tribes flexibility to design welfare, jobs, and child welfare programs that promote work and responsibility and strengthen families.
The Claims Resolution Act of 2010 (CRA) authorized $150 million for eight healthy marriage promotion activities and three activities to promote responsible fatherhood.
Authorized by the Affordable Care Act, the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program provides education and training to TANF recipients and other low-income individuals for occupations in the health care field that pay well and are expected to either experience labor shortages or be in high demand.