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Tennessee Department of Human Services extends Application Period for Pandemic Food Assistance until August 14th

July 25, 2020

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – Tennessee parents have additional time to apply for an important program designed to help them feed their families during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Applications will now be accepted online for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program here until Friday, August 14th at 4:30pm CT.

Kids Lunch

Kids Lunch

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Announces $150 Million in Relief Funds for Tennessee Non-Profits

July 21, 2020

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Today, Tuesday, July 21st, 2020,  Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group announced $150 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds will be made available to Tennessee non-profits to assist their ongoing efforts to address the ongoing health and economic impacts of COVID-19 Coronavirus.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Making it Possible for More Families to Receive COVID-19 Assistance

July 5, 2020

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is giving more families an opportunity to apply for a program that’s already provided valuable financial assistance to thousands across the state who’ve been impacted by the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

The deadline has been extended to apply for a unique program that provides emergency cash assistance to families who lost employment

The deadline has been extended to apply for a unique program that provides emergency cash assistance to families who lost employment

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Combating Elder Abuse Remains Priority During the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 12, 2020

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is taking a number of important precautions this year as the state recognizes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD).

Tennessee taking special steps to protect older adults while investigating cases of abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation

Tennessee taking special steps to protect older adults while investigating cases of abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation

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Tennessee makes changes to Child Support Guidelines

May 11, 2020

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is implementing revised child support guidelines this week that will help align all child support orders with changing family economics, improve the system for both custodial and noncustodial parents, and meet new federal requirements.

These are the first major changes to Tennessee’s child support guidelines since 2005.

Revised rules recognize the needs of low-income mothers and fathers and provide better support for incarcerated parents to fulfill their child support obligations.

Revised rules recognize the needs of low-income mothers and fathers and provide better support for incarcerated parents to fulfill their child support obligations.

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Financial Aid Available for Certain Families That Lost Employment Due to Coronavirus

March 26, 2020

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is making essential financial resources available to families that have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 emergency. Beginning today, Thursday, March 26th, 2020 at 10:00am CT, families can begin applying, online, for up to two months of emergency cash assistance if they were employed as of March 11th, 2020 and they’ve lost employment or at least 50% of their earned income as a result of the pandemic.

Emergency cash assistance applications are being accepted online for qualifying families that lost a job as a result of the pandemic state of emergency.

Emergency cash assistance applications are being accepted online for qualifying families that lost a job as a result of the pandemic state of emergency.

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Tennessee Department of Human Services begins In Person Services by Appointment Only, Monday

March 22, 2020

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is taking immediate steps to ensure access to critical services and benefits for customers while protecting the health of employees and the public in response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

After a careful analysis of foot traffic and the health and safety guidelines for coronavirus (COVID-19 provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Tennessee Department of Health, the TDHS has decided to move to appointment only for in person services beginning Monday, March 23rd, 2020.

Tennessee Department of Human Services Online and telephone services remain available to all Tennesseans.

Tennessee Department of Human Services Online and telephone services remain available to all Tennesseans.

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Tennessee Tipping the Scales Against Childhood Obesity

October 5, 2019

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is receiving recognition for new requirements designed to promote good health in state licensed child care agencies.

The National Resource Center (NRC) for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education cited those changes in a report https://nrckids.org/files/Final.ASHW.2018.Report_8.19.19.pdf ranking Tennessee’s regulations as the most supportive of obesity prevention in the country.  This is the first time Tennessee has topped the NRC’s annual report and it marks a substantial improvement from the state’s previous 39th ranking.

A new report ranks the state number one in the nation for child care licensing regulations that support healthy weight practices.

A new report ranks the state number one in the nation for child care licensing regulations that support healthy weight practices.

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Tennessee Landmarks this week to Light Up Green for Child Support Awareness Month

August 8, 2019

Paris’ Eiffel Tower, State Capitol Cupola, and Liberty Bowl Stadium, are among those observing Child Support Awareness Month.

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – To symbolize Child Support Awareness Month and to recognize the positive impact the Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) Child Support Program provides to strengthen families and children notable Tennessee landmarks and structures will be lit green this week.

RJ Corman Bridge in Clarksville. (David E. Smith)

RJ Corman Bridge in Clarksville. (David E. Smith)

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Haslam, Barnes Announce Plans To Reform Welfare Programs to Encourage Self-Sufficiency And Program Integrity

September 19, 2017

SNAP Work Requirements to be Reestablished in 70 Counties beginning February 1st, Proposed Legislation Will Incentivize Work and Help Families Avoid “Fiscal Cliff”

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner Danielle W. Barnes today announced plans to reinstate the federal work requirement for able-bodied adults without dependents in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that was waived in 2008 during the economic recession.

With the state’s record low unemployment rates and significant job growth, the waiver is no longer needed across most of the state – but will remain in place in 16 counties designated as economically distressed. 

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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