Bad River Department of Social & Family Services


Tribal TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)

The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians has administered the TANF program since January 1, 2002. The TANF program replaced the Aid to Families with Dependant Children (AFDC) and the Job Opportunities and Basic Skill Training (JOBS) program.

Eligibility Requirements Include (But Not Limited To):
  • A family that has at least one member enrolled in a federally recognized tribe.
  • Must live within the boundaries of the Bad River Reservation.
  • Must be 18 years of age to apply and have children under the age of 18 years.
  • Pregnant women in their third trimester of pregnancy with no other dependants.
  • Cooperation with Child Support.
  • Total monthly income cannot be higher than total grant amount.
TANF has a lifetime limit of 60 months (5 Years) for ALL participants. Months do not have to be consecutive.

TANF assumes everyone is able to work within their abilities. Participants receiving TANF must participate in all assigned activities to receive full grant amount. Grant amounts will differ depending on other resources available to participants. (Earned and Unearned Income)

Currently the Bad River TANF program has only 1 tier for payment which is $673 per month and is distributed the last working day of the month.

Supportive Services are available to participants upon review of service and need for the service. Participants are eligible up $400 of supportive services per year. Participants must also be in compliance with all program requirements to receive supportive services.

If you have any questions, concerns, or would like an application please contact us at:

Bad River Tribal TANF Program Manager
P.O. Box 55 Odanah, WI 54861
Phone: 715-682-7127 ext. 1405
Fax: 715-682-7883
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