Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

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Department of Children and Families’ public benefit programs will continue during the partial federal government shutdown. Read the full announcement here.

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Wisconsin provides several types of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) programs, including the Wisconsin Works (W-2) program. This section of the website is intended for audiences interested in how Wisconsin operates its TANF program. If you are interested in applying for W-2, please visit the Find an Agency page.

Read about the W-2 Philosophy and Goals.

Please contact DCF Data Governancefor additional TANF data not posted on this site.