Adult hand holding infant hand

During the 2021 Legislative Session, lawmakers passed a 15% increase to the monthly TANF cash grant (by far the biggest raise to the grant since the beginning of the program), passed SB 5214 to allow families more time to access TANF when the state average unemployment rates are 7% or higher, and included additional funding to extend COVID-19 time-limit exemptions through July 2022! 

While the legislature did not pass the proposed $80 per month diaper benefit, they did allocate $5 million dollars to diaper banks across Washington.