Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program is a federally funded program that provides case management services to assist families with children under age 18. The program was created to help families stay together by empowering family leaders with job skills, resources, and assistance.

Pulaski County Adult Education has partnered with the nonprofit, Restore Hope, on a local initiative called 100 Families with the goal of bringing at least 100 families from crisis to career. Our program has a TANF Coordinator who can assist students with the enrollment process as well as assistance related to employment (resume development, job search, workforce skills) as well as referral to other area services and resources that may be needed (area food pantries, employment opportunities, healthcare, mental health, etc.)

Arkansas TANF Eligibility Requirements

  • Be 18 years or old.
  • Have a Social Security number.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR).
  • Be either a custodial or non-custodial parent of a child who lives in Arkansas under the age of eighteen, or be expecting a child. Child must be a citizen or have eligible alien status.
  • Family income must be equal to or less than 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.