Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) / Substance Abuse and Mental Health (SAMH)

Protect the Vulnerable, Promote Strong and Economically Self-Sufficient Families, and Advance Personal and Family Recovery

Florida’s TANF state plan follows the requirements of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, and Title IV-A, Section 402 of the Social Security Act (SSA).

Florida administers the TANF program through a network of Regional Workforce Boards and its one-stop workforce services delivery system. The TANF SAMH program believes that collaborative, community-based programs are in the best position to deliver services that are most useful and appropriate to the needs of local communities.

The purpose of TANF SAMH is to provide outreach, screening, assessment, case management, and treatment services to those individuals who are experiencing employment and family instability due to substance abuse and/or mental illnesses.