The Office of Family Assistance is responsible for the following programs to serve low-income families.

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Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

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.

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Tribal Programs

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.

Healthy Marriage & Responsible Fatherhood

Healthy Marriage & Responsible Fatherhood

The Claims Resolution Act of 2010 (CRA) authorized $150 million for eight healthy marriage promotion activities and three activities to promote responsible fatherhood.


Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG)

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.



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