Montana TANF Program

Learn about TANF Montana. The official name for the state TANF program is Montana Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. The department that handles Temporary Assistance for Needy Families is the Department of Public Health and Human Services. If you have questions about MT 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 Montana Temporary Assistance for Needy Families provides temporary cash benefits and supportive services to the neediest of children and their families in Montana.

With monthly cash payments, MT 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 Montana, use the contact information listed below.

Who can get TANF

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

Montana Tribal TANF

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

Blackfeet Tribe
PO Box 1090 Browning, 59417
Phone: 406-338-2111

Chippewa Cree Tribal TANF
RR1 Box 544 Box Elder, 59521
Phone: 406-395-5814
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation
PO Box 278 Pablo, 59855
Phone: 406-675-2700
Fort Belknap Indian Community Council
477 Program RR #1 Box 66 Harlem, 59526
Phone: 406-353-2976

  • TANF Office Location

    Montana Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
    111 North Sanders Room 301
    Helena, MT 59620

  • TANF Phone Number

    The phone number for the Montana TANF office is 855-415-5558 or 406-444-5622.

  • TANF Website

    To view the Montana TANF website, click here.

Map of Montana TANF Office