Minnesota TANF Program

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

With monthly cash payments, MN 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 Minnesota, use the contact information listed below.

Who can get TANF

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

Minnesota Tribal TANF

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

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
43408 Oodena Drive ,
Phone: 320-532-7556

  • TANF Office Location

    Minnesota Family Investment Program
    540 Cedar Street
    St. Paul, MN 55155

  • TANF Phone Number

    The phone number for the Minnesota TANF office is 651-431-2000.

  • TANF Website

    To view the Minnesota TANF website, click here.

Map of Minnesota TANF Office