Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

What is Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)?

  • TANF is a block grant program to help move recipients into work and turn welfare into a program of temporary assistance
  • TANF was formally known as the ADC Cash Program and is also called Ohio works First (OWF) in Ohio

The four purposes of TANF:

  • Assisting needy families so that children can be cared for in their own home
  • reducing the dependency of needy parents by promoting job preparation, work and marriage
  • preventing out-of-wedlock pregnancies
  • encouraging the formation and maintenance of two-parent families

Apply for benefits online...