Iowa TANF Program

Learn about TANF Iowa. The official name for the state TANF program is Iowa Family Investment Program (FIP). The department that handles Temporary Assistance for Needy Families is the Department of Human Services. If you have questions about IA 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 Iowa Family Investment Program provides temporary cash benefits and supportive services to the neediest of children and their families in Iowa.

With monthly cash payments, IA 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 Iowa, use the contact information listed below.

Who can get TANF

If you are looking to apply for the Iowa 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 IA. To view the full application process, see how to apply for TANF in Iowa.

  • TANF Office Location

    Iowa Family Investment Program
    1305 E. Walnut Street
    Des Moines, IA 50319

  • TANF Phone Number

    The phone number for the Iowa TANF office is 800-972-2017 or 515-281-5454.

  • TANF Website

    To view the Iowa TANF website, click here.

Map of Iowa TANF Office