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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 June 11, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in Alaska, we recommend that you visit the state's COVID-19 Resources website or the governor's COVID-19 Resources website

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Description of Program and Relief

Alaska Temporary Assistance Program (ATAP) Cash Assistance and Work Program

Alaska’s Temporary Assistance Program (ATAP) provides temporary cash assistance to eligible families. Although no specific guidance has 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

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

Dates Available

Effective immediately.

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

Information on the program is available at Generally, to be eligible, a family must have a dependent child (or pregnancy). The amount of the cash benefit depends in large part on the (1) applicant’s family size and (2) earned income. The asset limit is $2,000 or $3,000 if the family includes an individual 60 years or older. Unless exempt, adults receiving TANF benefits must participate in work activities. Federal law restricts eligibility for TANF-funded cash assistance to citizens and immigrants with legal status. Certain immigrants must reside legally in the country for five years before becoming eligible.

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)


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