TANF & Emergency Assistance

About Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

A program that provides a cash payment through the TANF program to help alleviate emergency situations specifically related to:
  • Natural disaster or fire
  • Total loss of family income in the winter months due to severe weather conditions
  • A reduction in a labor force caused by an energy shortage
The TANF program was designed to dramatically reform the nation's welfare system by moving recipients into work, developing the personal responsibility of recipients, and turning welfare into a program of temporary assistance.


The TANF program that provides monthly or one-time cash assistance to families with related children. There are State and Federal limits on the number of months assistance can be received.

Eligibility & Applying

Call our agency at 540-967-1320 for more information about income eligibility and the application process.