TANF’s 25th Anniversary
August 22, 2021 marks the 25th Anniversary of TANF. While TANF has not always served families well, there are policies and programs that state and tribal TANF programs can adopt to improve outcomes for low-income families. See ACF Acting Assistant Secretary Chang’s Dear Colleague Letter marking the anniversary.See ACF Acting Assistant Secretary Chang’s Dear Colleague Letter marking the anniversary.
Pandemic Emergency Assistance Fund
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 established a new $1 billion Pandemic Emergency Assistance Fund to assist needy families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. States, the District of Columbia, tribes operating a tribal TANF program, and all five U.S. territories are eligible to receive funds. The Office of Family Assistance has published some initial resources on the Pandemic Emergency Assistance Fund.Further information and guidance on the Pandemic Emergency Assistance Fund
Tribal TANF Programs and COVID-19 Questions and Answers
New Tribal TANF PI addresses common questions about how Tribal TANF can be used to alleviate the COVID-19 economic crisis for families, and what administrative flexibilities are available to programs.View the PI
OFA administers several key federal grant programs, including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Tribal programs, Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood, and Health Profession Opportunity Grants.
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