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Welcome to Spokane Tribal TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. We are helping our tribe's vision of achieving true sovereignty by attaining self-sufficiency. We have sites in Wellpinit and Spokane where we assist all tribal members who are eligible to use our programs and services. State services are also represented at our sites through a state financial worker for your convenience.

Federally recognized Tribes are eligible to apply directly to Health and Human Services to operate a TANF block grant. Like States, Tribes may use the funding in any manner reasonably calculated to meet the purposes of TANF.

The four purposes of TANF are:

  • assisting needy families so that children can be cared for in their own homes;
  • reducing the dependency of needy parents by promoting job preparation, work and marriage;
  • preventing out-of-wedlock pregnancies;
  • and encouraging the formation and maintenance of two-parent families.

By visiting our website often you will learn about services, programs and classes that will help you and your family become self-sufficient in the future while honoring the past life-ways of our ancestors.



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