The Department of Economic Security (DES), Family Assistance Administration at 1-800-352-8401 has Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Programs to help eligible persons with financial assistance. The Cash Assistance Program provides assistance to eligible families with at least one dependent child. The grant diversion program provides one-time temporary financial assistance to eligible families to assist them to keep or get a job so they will not require on-going assistance.

There is no cost to apply for TANF and Applications are available online.

Other Helpful Information:

Arizona Self Help allows you to Pre-Screen for eligibility for TANF and other programs. The TANF program used to be called Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC).