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Temporary Assistance For Needy Families (TANF)

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Lapwai       208-843-2464 PHONE      208-843-7137 FAX

VISION

To assist Nez Perce families in becoming self-sufficient and responsible for their family and children through gainful employment.

GOALS

The Nez Perce Tribe's TANF Program goal is to emphasize education, training and to identify employment barriers, so that the participants can find and maintain employment.

4  PURPOSES OF TANF

§ 260.20 What is the purpose of the TANF progra01? The TANF program has the following four purposes:

(a) Provide assistance to needy families so that children may be cared for in their own homes or in the homes of relatives;

(b) End the dependence of needy parents on government benefits by promoting jo b preparation, work, and marriage;

(c) Prevent and reduce the incidence of out-of-wedlock pregnancies and establish annual numerical goals for preventing and reducing the incidence of these pregnancies; and

(d) Encourage the formation and maintenance of two­ parent families.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE

The applicant or family member must be an enrolled member of the Nez Perce Tribe.  To be eligible for a TANF grant, an individual must be low income, provide verification requested by the Department, negotiate and sign an Employability Development Plan (EDP), participate in work activities based on the (EDP) and meet all other personal responsibility and financial criteria.  A family may receive TANF benefits for up to 60 cumulative months, but are re-evaluated every 3 months to determine eligibility to the TANF program.  Supportive Services may also be issued to the participant or directly to the vendor, to enable them to engage in assigned TANF activities and/or accept and maintain employment.

LINK TO TANF CHECKLIST

STAFF

  • Jackie McArthur, Social Services Manager

  • Consuelo Guillory, TANF Director

  • Sybil Samuels, Data Specialist

  • Tana Wheeler-Nunez, Case Worker

  • Kateri James, Intake

  • Jena Henry, Case Worker

  • Loretta Higheagle, Substance Abuse/Prevention Specialist

 

PROGRAM COMPONENTS

  • Employability Development Plan (EDP)

  • Service  to Participants

  • Supportive Services

  • Administrative

"Success is seeing others thrive!"

 

 



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