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Tennesseans 16+: Now Eligible for a COVID-19 Vaccine
  • Tennessee Offering Additional Pandemic Support to Child Care Agencies

    Thursday, April 01, 2021 | 12:33pm

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is once again partnering with The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to provide needed support so Tennessee’s child care agencies can remain open and operational during the COVID-19 pandemic. Approximately $15 million in grant assistance will be available for licensed agencies through the Child Care COVID Relief Grant Program.

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  • Next Round of P-EBT Headed to Qualifying Tennessee Children

    Monday, March 08, 2021 | 10:28am

    Today, The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) announced the next round of the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program which supports children who receive free or reduced school meals. In order to ensure these new P-EBT cards are mailed to the right addresses next month, qualifying families must verify information online.

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  • Summer Food Service Program Helps Communities Bounce Back From the Pandemic

    Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 03:42pm

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is providing another resource to help communities bounce back from the pandemic with the launch of this year’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). The goal of the Summer Food Service Program is to ensure children 18 and younger, who benefit from meal programs at school, continue to have that same access to nutritious meals outside of school.

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  • Summer Food Service Program Expanded to Provide Meals During the Pandemic

    Tuesday, December 08, 2020 | 09:34am

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is announcing an extension to its summer program to provide meals to children. With the recent approval from the USDA, sponsors of Tennessee’s Summer Food Service Program now have the ability to offer meals to their communities throughout the entire 2020/2021 school year.

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  • Tennessee Department of Human Services Announces Recipients of $50 Million in 2Gen Grants

    Thursday, November 12, 2020 | 02:39pm

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is announcing a list of 23 organizations and educational entities that have been awarded grants through its nationally recognized Two Generation (2Gen) approach. These grants will put close to $50 million into innovative programs that move children and their parents towards educational success and economic security.

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  • DHS Launches Next Round of P-EBT

    Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 03:39pm

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is extending its successful Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program into the fall semester by sending qualifying families a card they can use to buy food for their student who has been impacted by the pandemic. Over 500,000 students received benefits to replace school meals lost during the spring. That’s more than half of all public-school children in the state.

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  • Department of Human Services Sends P-EBT Cards to Schools

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | 02:56pm

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is working with local schools to give eligible families who missed the deadline to apply for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program another chance to receive food assistance. The department is sending a P-EBT card to the last school those qualifying students attended in the spring for their parents to pick up.

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  • Tennessee Working to Grow Food Program During This Time of Need

    Wednesday, September 09, 2020 | 05:25pm

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is recruiting more centers and organizations to serve their communities as sponsors of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The federally funded program is serving a valuable role during the COVID-19 pandemic helping support the nutritional needs of a growing number of adults and children.

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  • $150 Million Awarded to Hundreds of Tennessee Non-Profits

    Tuesday, September 08, 2020 | 04:16pm

    Today the Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) announced grant assistance has been awarded to 656 non-profit organizations across the state serving Tennessee communities. These grants are all provided through the new Tennessee Community CARES Program.

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  • Pandemic Food Assistance is Still Available for Parents That Apply Soon

    Thursday, August 13, 2020 | 11:47am

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is reminding parents that there’s time to apply for a program to help provide food for their children during the COVID-19 pandemic. Families can apply for Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) benefits here until Friday, August 14 at 4:30 Central Time.

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  • Tennessee Seeking Non-Profits to Serve the State's Pandemic Needs

    Friday, July 31, 2020 | 05:56pm

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is opening the grant application process Saturday, August 1 to support non-profit organizations serving Tennessee’s health and economic needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The state is making $150 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds available in this grant cycle through the Tennessee Community CARES Program.

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  • Tennessee Making it More Convenient to Apply for Services

    Monday, July 27, 2020 | 11:39am

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) has received approval from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to temporarily waive one step in the process for individuals receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) benefits.

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