Soboba Tribal TANF


None at this time.




None at this time.

The four purposes of TANF

  1. Provide assistance to needy families so that children can be cared for in their own homes
  2. Reduce the dependency of needy parents by promoting job preparation, work and marriage
  3. Prevent and reduce the incidence of out-of-wedlock pregnancies
  4. Encourage the formation and maintenance of two-parent families

In an effort to achieve the four purposes of TANF, STTP is committed to providing the following services:

  • Cash Assistance
  • Support Services
  • Career Development
  • Resource Referrals
  • Prevention Activities

The Soboba TANF program shall provide services by qualified, trained staff that is respectful and knowledgeable of Native American culture and values and support TANF goals and regulations. The approach shall be a comprehensive case management system that:

  • Provides welfare related services to eligible needy Native American families with a child or expecting a child.
  • Provides welfare related services to eligible caretaker relatives of a child or children.
  • Provides welfare related services which shall include cash assistance, diversion, transitional, and emergency services, job preparation, work and supportive services, and prevention activities.
  • Help both the needy/non-needy and at risk families with benefits or services that are reasonably calculated to reduce out-of-wedlock pregnancies and the formation and maintenance of two-parent families.




Cash Assistance - Provides monthly cash benefits for low income Native American families to meet their basic needs. It also provides education, employment, and training programs to help families get jobs and move towards self-sufficiency. Child care, transportation, work expenses and counseling are available for families involved in work activities. STTP abides by Federal and State 60 month time limit regulations.


Supportive – Support services are payments issued to STTP participants to enable them to participate in assigned TANF work activities and/or accept or retain employment. These funds are allowable only if not available through other available programs or resources.


Emergency – STTP recognizes that families may incur needs not covered by a Basic Assistance Grant. Therefore, families who are receiving Basic Assistance may require additional assistance for an emergency/crisis situation. Emergency requests may/will be limited up to four (4) times per calendar year.


Diversion – Diversion assistance are payments provided to families who: 1) are not currently TANF cash aid recipients, 2) are at risk of becoming dependent, and 3) are in need of a one time or limited benefits to help them avoid dependency on TANF. Diversion assistance is limited to 4 consecutive months.


Transitional – Are services for TANF families who are no longer eligible for Basic Assistance because of earned/ unearned income. Transitional services assist a family to transition off welfare and to become self sufficient not to exceed 12 consecutive months.