TANF Cash Help

One-time TANF for grandparents

What it offers

A payment of $1,000 to a grandparent. This help can be given to a grandparent only one time — no matter how many grandchildren live in their home or if another grandchild moves in.

  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Housing
  • Utilities
  • Furniture
  • Transportation
  • Phone
  • Laundry
  • Supplies for the home
  • Medical supplies not paid for by Medicaid
  • Other basic needs

Who is it for?

A grandparent who:

  • Cares for a child who gets TANF.
  • Is age 45 or older.
  • Doesn’t have a lot of money or have a way to get more money.

Maximum monthly income limits

The following chart gives a general idea of the amount of money (income) a grandparent can get and still be in this program. A grandparent might be able to get benefits even if their income is higher than what is listed in this chart.

If a grandparent isn't able to get this type of TANF, the child they care for still might be able to get TANF for families.

Maximum monthly income limits
Family size Monthly income limit
1 $2,127
2 $2,904
3 $3,620
4 $4,367
5 $5,114
For each additional person, add: $747