Quileute TANF

TANF stands for "Temporary Assistance to Needy Families."


    • To provide assistance (or other forms of support) to needy families so that children may be cared for in their own homes or in the homes of relatives;
    • To end dependence of needy parents on government benefits by promoting job preparation, work and marriage;
    • To prevent and reduce the incidence of out-of-wedlock pregnancies; and
    • To encourage the formation and maintenance of two-parent families.



An eligible family or assistance unit is one that includes at least one child or pregnant woman, enrolled or pending enrollment with a Federally-recognized Indian Tribe or Alaska Native Village. A family assistance unit is defined as:

    • a pregnant woman, or
    • one or two parents and child(ren), or
    • a relative caregiver or non-relative caregiver and child(ren) with acceptable court documents

Family assistance units may not include more than two adult members, unless another family member 18 years of age is a child attending school.


Work Participation:

Parents are required to participate in work activities to meet their individual participation requirements as follows:

    • Single Parents: Single parents must participate a minimum of 25 hours per week in a work activity as defined in the Tribe’s TANF Plan.
    • Two-Parent Families: Unless the family can not find appropriate child care or one adult is disabled or caring for a disabled family member, both parents must participate a minimum of 40 hours per week combined. If one parent is exempted from work participation, for any reason, the other adult is responsible for participating a minimum of 25 hours per week



Click here to download the Income Chart.

Click here to download the Support Service Table.

Click here to download the TANF Store flyer.

Click here to download the YOP pre-employment flyer.