Alaska TANF Program

Learn about TANF Alaska. The official name for the state TANF program is Alaska Temporary Assistance Program (ATAP). The department that handles Temporary Assistance for Needy Families is the Department of Health and Social Services. If you have questions about AK TANF, please use the contact information below.

What is TANF benefits?

The goal of the TANF program is to provide benefits to families in need with both financial assistance and work opportunities, assisting the family to become self-sufficient. The Alaska Temporary Assistance Program provides temporary cash benefits and supportive services to the neediest of children and their families in Alaska.

With monthly cash payments, AK TANF can help families pay for items like food, housing, furniture, utilities, clothing, phone, transportation, laundry, supplies for the home and some medical supplies that are not paid for by Medicaid. To find out more information about TANF Alaska, use the contact information listed below.

Who can get TANF

If you are looking to apply for the Alaska TANF program, then you will need to meet certain requirements. To qualify for TANF you will need to have low income, be either a US citizen, have a green card, or be an American Indian born outside the US. You also will need to be either pregnant with no other children in the house, or have children under the age of 18 with the parents still living together.

Or the children are living with relatives or other custodial adult, or an 18-year-old child who has not graduated high school and who is a full-time student at a secondary, vocational or technical training school or a disabled person between the ages of 19 and 21 who is participating in a full-time secondary school program. You will also need to live in the state of AK. To view the full application process, see how to apply for TANF in Alaska.

Alaska Tribal TANF

Below is a list of tribal offices that handle TANF benefits in their area.

Association of Village Council Presidents
Pouch 219 Bethel, 99518
Phone: 907-543-7401

Bristol Bay Native Association
PO Box 310 Dillingham, 99576
Phone: 907-842-6120
Cook Inlet Tribal Council Inc.
3600 San Jeronimo Drive Anchorage, 99508
Phone: 907-793-3323
Kodiak Area Native Association
3449 E. Rezanof Drive Kodiak, 99615
Phone: 907-486-1393
Maniilaq Association
PO Box 256 Kotzebue, 99752
Phone: 907-442-7665
Tanana Chiefs Conference
122 First Avenue Suite 600 Fairbanks, 99701
Phone: 907-452 8251 x3390
Tlingit and Haida
320 W. Willoughby Avenue #300 Juneau, 99801
Phone: 907-463-7157

  • TANF Office Location

    Alaska Temporary Assistance Program
    350 Main Street Room 404 PO Box 110601
    Juneau, AK 99811

  • TANF Phone Number

    The phone number for the Alaska TANF office is 907-465-3030.

  • TANF Website

    To view the Alaska TANF website, click here.

Map of Alaska TANF Office