Tennessee Families First Participants To Receive A One-Time Additional Payment

The Tennessee Department Of Human Services (TDHS) Is Providing Extra Support To Thousands Of Families Who Receive Monthly Cash Assistance Through The State’s Families First Program. Households With An Active, Ongoing Case In The Families First Program As Of May 31, 2022, Will Receive A One-Time Payment Of $450 On Their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Cards. This One-Time Payment Will Be Available July 1, 2022.

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Knox And Anderson County Overdoses Greatly Increased In 2021

According To The 2021 Drug-Related Death Report For Knox And Anderson Counties, Produced By The Knox County Regional Forensic Center, The Number Of Overdose Deaths In Knox County Increased By 29% And By 67% In Anderson County Last Year. These Percentages Are On Top Of A 41% Increase In Knox County In 2020 And A 81% Increase In Anderson County The Same Year.

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Lee Signs Act To Reinstate SNAP Benefits Work Requirement Into Law

On May 3rd, 2022, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Signed An Act That Reinstates A Work Requirement For Most Individuals In The Volunteer State That Are Receiving Temporary Government Assistance.

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Food Program Participants Receive Money Without Feeding Children

The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office Has Once Again Found Issues With Sponsors Participating In The State’s Two Federally-Funded Food Programs – The Child And Adult Care Food Program And The Summer Food Service Program For Children, Which Are Administered By The Tennessee Department Of Human Services (DHS). These Programs Most Commonly Provide Snacks And Meals To Children.

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TN Senate Passes Bill To Reinstate SNAP Benefits Work Requirement

Tennessee Senators Passed A Bill That Would Reinstate A Work Requirement For Anyone Receiving Temporary Government Assistance.

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Bill To Reinstate SNAP Benefits Work Requirement Passes House Committee

A Bill That Would Reinstate A Work Requirement For Anyone Receiving Temporary Government Assistance Passed Through The House Finance, Ways, And Means Committee On Tuesday.

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Presentations Scheduled To Determine $175 Million In Pilot Program Implementation Grants

The Tennessee Department Of Human Services In Partnership With The Families First Community Advisory Board, Will Host A 2-Day Series Of Pilot Program Presentations From 17 Public-Private Partnerships, Vying For $175 Million In Implementation Grants.

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Tennessee DHS Begins Pilot Program Process to Spend Excessive Reserve Of Federal Funds

The Tennessee Department Of Human Services Is Beginning The Process Of Giving Out Millions Of Dollars That Have Been Sitting In A Reserve Fund. The Money Will Eventually Go To Seven Different Partnerships Intended To Help Underprivileged Families.

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Tennessee Will Put $180 Million In Public-Private Welfare Program

Tennessee Officials Have Said They Will Be Allocating $180 Million In Grants For Public-Private Partnerships To Create Welfare Programs. The Funds Will Be Given Through 2025 For Programs That Help Low-Income Tennessee Families Become Self-Sufficient.

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