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  • Public Hearings Scheduled for Tennessee’s Child Care and Development Fund Plan

    Tuesday, May 04, 2021 | 01:51pm

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) Child Care Services Program will conduct two (2) public hearings (via WebEx) to collect public comments on the proposed Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) plan to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families for funding the Federal Fiscal Years 2022-2024.

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  • Tennessee Department of Human Services Opens Second Memphis Office

    Friday, April 30, 2021 | 08:36am

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is expanding its support to Shelby County families by opening a second office in Memphis. That location at 4885 Stage Road will provide customers with a new location to drop off documents, access self-help kiosks, and attend scheduled appointments when necessary beginning on April 30, 2021.

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  • 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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