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Mayor Bowser to Announce A One-Time ‘Back-to-School’ Payment for DC Families Receiving TANF

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Washington, DC – On Thursday, August 18, at 11 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the DC Department of Human Services will announce a one-time payment of approximately $1,000 for families who are enrolled in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. These payments to families are funded through the Pandemic Emergency Assistance Fund, a federal fund established by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Mayor Bowser will make the announcement during a TANF Employment Program hiring and resource fair.   

Thursday, August 18 at 11 am   

Mayor Muriel Bowser   
Laura Green Zeilinger, Director, DC Department of Human Services 

Frederick Douglass Community Center
2000 Alabama Ave SE
*Closest Metro Station: Congress Heights Station*   
*Closest Bikeshare Station: 19th & Savannah Street SE*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected].   

The DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment will provide a live feed of this event. To view event online visit, tune in on Channel 16 (DCN) or any of the social media platforms below. 


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