New textCrisis assistance is available to persons who are financially and non-financially eligible for TANF. For new applications and SWAP requests, the 30-day wait for cash assistance does not apply.

A Crisis Assistance payment may be made for:

  • rent,
  • food,
  • clothing,
  • household supplies,
  • essential household furnishings,
  • non-medical needs related to essential medical care (food, lodging, transportation).

See PM 06-03-01 for Crisis Assistance criteria.