In Kentucky, there is a program that can help families with dependent children. It is the Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program (KTAP). KTAP provides temporary cash assistance to families with a dependent child who lack the support of one or both parents. KTAP also helps individuals find a job or receive training that leads to a job.
A family that includes an adult can receive KTAP for only 60 months (5 years) in a lifetime. Every month the family receives KTAP counts toward the 5-year limit. The family does not have to receive KTAP for 5 years straight. The family can receive KTAP for 2 years and stop. Later that same family can receive 3 more years.
To be eligible for KTAP, a student must:
For more information on any of these services, please contact Karis Hawkins, the Coordinator of Parents Attending College, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:15a until 4:30p (excluding University holidays).
For more information on KTAP, please visit the website for the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services at https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dcbs/dfs/fssb/Pages/ktap.aspx