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  • Department of Human Services Joins Effort to Make “Overcoming Adversity” the Rule

    Friday, October 15, 2021 | 03:30pm

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is the leading government agency to partner in a new nationwide support system for others who are facing adversity. The National Overcomers Network will acknowledge individuals who prevailed over their personal vulnerabilities in-spite-of the existing public support system and connect them with adults who are now facing similar challenges.

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  • Tennessee Working to Make Childcare Easier to Find and More Affordable

    Wednesday, September 29, 2021 | 11:45am

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is announcing additional steps to help parents navigate the balance of raising a family and holding down a job. Beginning October 1, 2021, TDHS will increase child care payment assistance rates by 10% across all categories of care in the Child Care Certificate Program

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  • Department of Human Services Investing $180 Million in Public-Private Partnerships Through 2025

    Tuesday, September 14, 2021 | 04:36pm

    With the launch of the Tennessee Opportunity Pilot Initiative the Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is taking a groundbreaking step to transform the way Tennessee serves its most vulnerable families. Over the next four years, this initiative will provide up to $5 million in Planning Grants and $175 million in Implementation Grants to further the Department’s vision of fundamentally changing the way government assistance is delivered to families in Tennessee.

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  • Food Assistance Available to Help Communities Recover from the August Flooding Disaster

    Friday, September 10, 2021 | 05:16pm

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is making additional assistance available to support the health and well-being of individuals impacted by the recent flooding disaster. Qualifying families located in Humphreys, Hickman, Dickson, and Houston counties that experienced loss as a result of the August 21, 2021 storm are now able to apply for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) benefits.

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  • State Landmarks Lit Green for Child Support Awareness Month

    Friday, August 20, 2021 | 04:33pm

    The State Capitol Cupola and other well-known landmarks across Tennessee will be lit green tonight in recognition of Child Support Awareness Month. Each August the Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) works to light up recognizable locations in green as a shining reminder of the important role its Child Support Program plays in the health and well-being of Tennessee children.

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  • Food Assistance Available For Victims of Severe Weather

    Friday, August 13, 2021 | 04:00pm

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) has received approval from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to make new disaster relief assistance available to Middle Tennesseans who suffered during last spring’s severe weather disaster. Starting Monday August 16, qualifying individuals and families can apply for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) benefits.

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  • Diverse Group of Leaders Picked to Serve on Tennessee’s TANF Advisory Board

    Tuesday, August 10, 2021 | 04:38pm

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is announcing the establishment of the 21-member advisory board for Tennessee’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. This panel, known as the Families First Community Advisory Board, will hold its first meeting on August 16 at 9:00 AM in the Nashville Room of the Tennessee Tower, 312 Rosa L Parks Blvd. in Nashville. The meeting is also viewable online.

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  • Tennessee Launches Additional Effort to Feed Children This Summer

    Thursday, August 05, 2021 | 04:45pm

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) wants Tennesseans to know additional benefits will be available for families who need help purchasing food this summer. The state’s fourth round of benefits made available as part of the Summer Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program will provide hundreds of dollars in benefits to qualifying families so they can immediately begin purchasing food.

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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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