FAA6.I Tribal Assistance Programs : 02 Tribal TANF Assistance Programs
02 Tribal TANF Assistance Programs
(01/01/19 - 12/31/19)
See the Urgent Bulletin emailed 04/16/2020 regarding Tribal TANF Program Referrals.
The Personal Responsibility and Work Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA) was signed into law on August 22, 1996. Section 412 of PRWORA allows tribal governments the opportunity to develop, establish and administer their own TANF programs. Tribes are given the authority to apply directly to the HHS in order to carry out this process.
The following Tribal TANF Programs are in effect in Arizona:
Tribal TANF participants may not receive duplicate assistance from the state CA Program or other Tribal TANF Programs.
Tribal TANF participants do not have a choice between state CA or a Tribal TANF program. When an applicant meets the criteria for a Tribal TANF program, the budgetary unit is referred to the Tribal TANF program.
Use the policy and procedures outlined to determine eligibility for participants who are potentially eligible for Tribal TANF programs.
NOTE Eligibility factors not listed in the specific Tribal TANF policy remain the same as state CA eligibility factors.
The following tribes do not currently have a Tribal TANF program in effect. Eligibility must be determined for these tribes using the state CA eligibility factors.
Colorado River
Fort McDowell Yavapai
Fort Mojave
Fort Yuma-Quechan
Gila River
Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians
San Juan Southern Paiute
Tohono O’odham
Tonto Apache
Yavapai Apache
Zuni Pueblo
Determine eligibility for state CA when a budgetary unit does not meet the following Tribal TANF Program eligibility requirements:
Tribal enrollment of specific individuals
Resides in a Tribal TANF Service Delivery Area (SDA)
The CA-Change in Service Area (A753) notice advises the participant of a change to the household’s eligibility for Tribal TANF due to a change in SDA. Send the A753 in the following situations
When a state CA case is transferred to the PY YOEME or HFAP Tribal TANF
When a PY YOEME or HFAP Tribal TANF case is transferred to a state CA case
When the household moves to a Tribal TANF SDA and the state CA case is being closed