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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on August 31, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in Alabama, we recommend that you visit Atlas Alabama.

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Description of Program and Relief

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Alabama provides TANF to eligible families. Although no specific guidance has been issued with respect to COVID-19, affected families may qualify if they meet eligibility requirements (below). The amount of cash benefit will depend on the applicant’s family size and region of the state in which the family resides.

Government or Lead Agency

Alabama Department of Human Resources

Dates Available

Available now

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

Low income families with children under age 18 (or 19 if he / she is a full time student in secondary school or equivalent level of vocational / technical training).

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)


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