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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 April 27, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in Wyoming, we recommend that you visit the state's COVID-19 Resource websiteCOVID-19 Response Tips website or Wyoming's Department of Workforce Services website

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Description of Program and Relief

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)–POWER Work Program and POWER Caretaker Relative Program

TANF provides temporary cash assistance for families in need. In Wyoming, there are two types: the POWER Work program and the POWER Caretaker Program. Although no specific guidance has issued with respect to COVID-19, affected families may qualify if they meet eligibility requirements (below).

The POWER Work program provides free child support assistance and helps individuals find employment or other financial stability based on each individual’s needs.

The POWER Caretaker Program provides free child support assistance and cash assistance to family members (i.e. grandparents, aunts or uncles) who are primary caregivers to children who do not live in the same home.

Government or Lead Agency

Wyoming Department of Family Services

Dates Available


Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

Applicants must be (1) residents of Wyoming (2) meet citizenship and alien status requirements and (3) responsible for the daily care of a child under the age of 18. In addition, applicants must meet certain income requirements and must have less than $5,000 in resources. With respect to the POWER Caretaker Program, this requirement refers to the income and resource requirements of the child. Resources include checking and savings accounts, income producing property, stocks, bonds, and mutual funds.

Individuals eligible for the TANF/POWER program are required to cooperate with Child Support, attend all required appointments and engage in required POWER Work Program activities geared to improve the individual’s specific situation (i.e., resume and application planning, healthy parenting, etc.).

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)


Contact for More Information

Georgia Auch, TANF Program Manager:, 307-746-3901

Wyoming Department of Family Services, 2922 Hwy 85, Suite 200, Newcastle, WY 82701

List of Additional Information

  • Application is available HERE.

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