Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

“Workforce Development provides quality services to Bristol Bay residents, promoting individual and family self-sufficiency through employment and educational opportunities, which sustains cultural values, and reflects economic trends of the Bristol Bay Region.”

Four Purposes of Tribal TANF:

  • Assisting needy families so that children can be cared for in their own homes
  • Reducing the dependence of needy parents by promotion job preparation, work and marriage
  • Preventing out of wedlock pregnancies
  • Encouraging the formation and maintenance of two-parent families

Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF) is a State and Federal funded cash assistance program that provides monthly cash benefits and supportive services to income eligible families or caretaker relatives with children 18 or younger living in their households.

Tribal TANF is limited to sixty (60) months of lifetime assistance per household. The Tribal TANF program is designed to help families address barriers to employment; assist with self-sufficiency skills; and end dependency.

Eligibility requirements include household income limit of $2,000.00 or less, and have children in or in preparation for re-establishment of a home. Households may be single parents; two-parent families; or caretaker relatives of children. Cooperation with Child Support is a requirement of the program; unless Good Cause is proved. Tribal TANF eligibility reviews are conducted every 6 months.

BBNA WFD uses the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Assistance application for applicants applying for Tribal TANF. For more information; contact the BBNA Workforce Development 477 Tribal TANF Caseworker at 842-2262 or Toll-free 1-888-285-2262. Completed applications may be faxed to: 1-833-693-0570 or emailed to:

If an applicant is also applying for Food Stamps or Medicaid, please contact Public Assistance directly for your application status, eligibility review, or to report changes in your household to DPA: 1-800-478-4372 or 1-907-562-1619.

Helpful information:

  • How to Avoid Penalties
  • What are Countable Work Activities
  • Sample Calendar


Questions about TANF?

Contact BBNA WFD’s 477 Tribal TANF Caseworker

(907) 842-2262 // Toll-free 1-888-285-2262

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