Temporary Assistance For Needy Families (TANF)

The Choices program provides job search assistance and support services to persons receiving cash assistance benefits through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant. The Choices program features a Work First policy that focuses on helping families transition to self-sufficiency through a quick connection to the workforce. Any parent, including a minor parent, in a household receiving TANF assistance may be required to engage in work activities in order to continue receiving TANF. Choices provides funding for child care assistance, transportation, work-related expenses and more.

How do I Know if I am Eligible?

Eligibility for the Choices program and TANF is determined by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). For more information about eligibility requirements, visit HHSC.

How Can I Learn More?

If you are a TANF applicant and want to learn more about Choices, please contact your nearest Workforce Center.

TANF/Choices   http://www.twc.state.tx.us/programs/choices-program-overview