Families First (TANF) program
Families First, the state’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, or TANF, was created as part of the larger Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996 (commonly referred to as “welfare reform”). Families First is a workforce development and employment program.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps)
The SNAP program provides nutritional assistance benefits to children and families, the elderly, the disabled, unemployed and working families. Benefits are 100 percent federally funded, and nearly 400,000 Tennessee families are served each month.