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What is Tribal TANF?

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

The Tribal TANF Program is designed to assist Native American families to become self-sufficient and develop employment opportunities on the Hoopa Valley Reservation. Native American families living on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation, who currently receive assistance from Humboldt County Social Service Branch, if eligible, can voluntarily transfer their services to the Hoopa Valley Tribal TANF Program. Likewise, Native American families moving to the Hoopa valley reservation can transfer their County or Tribal TANF case to HVTTP.

TANF Mission and Vision

The mission of the Hoopa Valley Tribal TANF Program is to help assist eligible Hoopa Valley tribal members, members of federally recognized tribes, Alaska Natives, and members of the California Judgment Rolls, their descendants and families residing on the Hoopa reservation, to work toward and achieve self-sufficiency in a culturally competent way.

It is the vision of the program that participant families will develop their capacities to be self-sufficient enhance their future through personal and job skill development, increase family stability, and reduce risk factors while actively maintaining Hoopa traditions, culture, and values.

TANF Purposes

  • Assisting needy families so that children can be cared for in their own homes;
  • Reducing the dependency of needy parents by promoting job preparation, work and marriage;
  • Preventing out-of-wedlock pregnancies; and
  • Encouraging the formation and maintenance of two-parent families.