Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Tribal TANF and all are Tribal TANF programs the same?
A: TANF is an acronym for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. Each Tribal TANF is administered by separate tribes throughout the country.
Q: What are eligibility requirements to qualify for the Scotts Valley Tribal TANF and is there a time limit?
A: The three basic requirements are: there must be an enrolled child or decedent of an enrolled member of a Federally recognized tribe in the home, live in Contra Costa County, and meet the low income threshold. The time limit for an adult to receive TANF/CalWORKs is 60 months in their lifetime.
Q: What are the support services that the Scotts Valley Tribal TANF offers?
A: Support Services are approved on a case-by-case basis and include: jobs skills training, transportation reimbursement and child care payment assistance.
Q: Can I transfer to the Scotts Valley Tribal TANF from CALWORKS?
A: Yes, you may transfer from CalWORKs as long as you are under the 60 month time limit.
Q: I know that I am a Native American, but I don’t know the name of my tribe, can you help me?
A: We recommend that you do your best to research your family history and try to establish lineal descent on your own before contacting us.
Q: What if I am not Native American, but my children are, will they qualify for assistance?
A: Yes, as long as your children are enrolled members or descendents of an enrolled member from a Federally recognized tribe, your family may qualify for assistance.
Q: Am I eligible for services if I am living in another County but plan to move to Contra Costa County?
A: No, you must be living in Contra Costa County and meet the other eligibility requirements in order to qualify for services.
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