Family Employment Program
The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program provides states with Federal grant funds to assist families with financial and related support services. Each state establishes their own program and their own eligibility criteria. Utah’s TANF program is called the Family Employment Program (FEP). FEP is both federally and state funded.
The Family Employment Program has a 36-month time limit. You may be allowed to extend your benefits beyond 36 months if you meet an extension reason. This will be determined by a extension staffing with your employment counselor.
The TANF program was created to help families in need to become self sufficient.
The four purposes of the TANF program are to:
- Provide assistance to needy families so that children can be cared for in their own homes
- Reduce the dependency of needy parents by promoting job preparation, work and marriage
- Prevent and reduce the incidence of out-of-wedlock pregnancies
- Encourage the formation and maintenance of two-parent families
Click here to view a FEP Orientation video of helpful information about FEP and how it may benefit you and your family