Families First To Provide Extra Support Payment
Tennessee families who receive assistance from the Families First program are going to see a little extra this week. The Tennessee Department of Human Services says 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 EBT cards. The payment will provide extra support to Families First participants as they begin to prepare for the upcoming school year. According to the 2020 Families First Case Characteristics Study, nearly three quarters of Families First children are 5 years of age or older, which accounts for a significant portion of the Families First Caseload. More than 13,000 families are expected to receive the extra benefit, which should hit the EBT cards this Friday, July 1st. The extra payment is being funded through the Federal Pandemic Emergency Assistance Fund.