Temporary Assistance For Needy Families (TANF)
PHONE 208-843-7137 FAX
To assist Nez Perce families in becoming self-sufficient and responsible for
their family and children through gainful employment.
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
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;
(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
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
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