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Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

The mission of the MCN Tribal TANF Program is to strengthen American Indian and Alaskan Native Families’ ability to attain self-sufficiency by proving financial assistance, work experience opportunities, and career coaching in a consultative manner that educates, encourages and promotes self-reliance.

2020 – 2022 TFAP 

Please see the link above to review Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s Three-Year Plan.
Comments for consideration for the 2023-2026 Plan can be emailed to

Together Advancing Native Families

TANF Workshop Calendar and Registration Instructions

May 2nd – May 13th TANF Workshop Calendar

May 16th – May 27th TANF Workshop Calendar

21-22 Weekly Deadlines

21-22 Weeks Schedule

Needy Family MER 2020

Notice of Change Form

Work Particpation Report 2020

Work Seach From 2020

Child Only MER


What is TANF?

The Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) Program is established to increase a families’ ability to attain self-sufficiency by providing cash assistance on a time limited basis.  Assistance is provided to Family and Non-needy caretaker relatives provided all Program requirements are met.

A new emphasis on work and personal responsibility requires Families to engage in weekly work activities.  A total of 20 hours is required for a 1-parent household with a 2-parent household required to complete 30 hours.
Non-needy caretaker relatives’ assistance is provided to care for a child/ children in a relative’s home.  Participation in weekly work activities is not a requirement.

Eligibility requirements

  • Verification of at least one member of the applicant family who is a citizen (enrolled) of a Federally Recognized Tribe.
  • Services all 11 counties within the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Tribal jurisdiction with exceptions.
  • Meet income guidelines
  • Must have dependent children in the home


  • Eligibility Form: form may be completed in office during intake appointment or email to
  • Self-Assessment Survey: survey concerning education level, job skills, hobbies & interests must be completed prior to Planning Visit for each applicant
  • State Certified Birth Certificates: for all household members
  • Tribal Membership: for all household members
  • Social Security Cards: for all household members
  • Guardianship, adoption or custody documentation: for each child on the grant
  • Child Support Assignment: all third party resources must be pursued for each child on the grant
  • Residence Verification: must be a current utility bill in the applicant(s) name
  • Collateral Statement: if applicant(s) does not live in a residence of his/her own, a statement from a non-relative verifying residence must be submitted with a current utility bill in the homeowners name
  • Income Verification or Other Assistance: for all household members; includes, but not limited to, employment, food stamps, social security, veteran’s benefits, per capita payments, etc.
  • Resource Verification: automobile, checking account, savings account, stocks, or bonds; if applicable
  • Car Title & Insurance Verification: must be in applicant(s) name; if applicable
  • School attendance/enrollment verification: for all school age children is required and updated throughout the year to document attendance as well as custody and residence
  • Immunizations: must be current for all children
  • Marriage License/Divorce Decree: if applicable
  • Medical Documentation/Medical Status Form: completed by applicant(s) physician regarding current medical status; if applicable
  • Valid Driver’s License: for applicant(s); if applicable

Administrative Staff

Mark Pendergrass Human Services Program Manager
Nicole Grogan TANF Case Management Supervisor

Jenks Location
1000 Riverwalk Terrace STE 240
Jenks, OK 74037
Phone: 918-549-2484
Fax: 918-298-4197

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM

To inquire about the Tribal TANF Program please call:
(918) 732-7985 or Toll free: 1 (800) 482-1979 Ext. 7985 and ask to speak to an intake specialist.

Mailing address:
Attn: Tribal TANF
PO Box 580
Okmulgee, OK 74447

Okmulgee Location
Tribal TANF
PO BOX 580
Safe Space Facility
3000 Warrior PL.
Okmulgee, OK 74447


Okmulgee Office- 918-549-2880
Toll Free: 1-800-482-1979
Okmulgee Fax: 918-758-1477

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