Wyoming TANF Program
Learn about TANF Wyoming. The official name for the state TANF program is Wyoming Personal Opportunities With Employment Responsibilities (POWER). The department that handles Temporary Assistance for Needy Families is the Department of Family Services. If you have questions about WY 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 Wyoming Personal Opportunities With Employment Responsibilities provides temporary cash benefits and supportive services to the neediest of children and their families in Wyoming.
With monthly cash payments, WY 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 Wyoming, use the contact information listed below.
Who can get TANF
If you are looking to apply for the Wyoming 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 WY. To view the full application process, see how to apply for TANF in Wyoming.
Wyoming Tribal TANF
Below is a list of tribal offices that handle TANF benefits in their area.
Northern Arapaho Tribe of the Wind River Indian Reservation
PO Box 6130 Riverton, 82501
Eastern Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River Reservation
PO Box 1210 Fort Washakie, 82514
TANF Office Location
Wyoming Personal Opportunities With Employment Responsibilities
2300 Capitol Avenue 3rd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002
TANF Phone Number
The phone number for the Wyoming TANF office is 307-777-5846 or 307-777-7561.
To view the Wyoming TANF website, click here.