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The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Block Grant: An Introduction


The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant provides grants to states, Indian tribes, and territories for a wide range of benefits, services, and activities that address economic and social disadvantage for families with children. TANF is best known for funding state cash welfare programs for needy families with children, and it was created in the 1996 welfare reform law. However, TANF is not synonymous with cash welfare. In FY2011, only 29% of federal and state TANF dollars were for cash welfare. TANF also funds child care; programs that address child abuse and neglect; various early childhood initiatives, including prekindergarten programs; earnings supplements for workers in low-income families; emergency and short-term aid; pregnancy prevention programs; responsible fatherhood programs; and initiatives to encourage healthy marriages. TANF is not a program per se, but a flexible funding stream used to provide a wide range of benefits and services that address the effects of, and the root causes of, disadvantage among families with children. TANF is currently funded through March 2013. Decisions on extending TANF funding further will be made in the context of both the lingering effects of the 2007-2009 recession and longer trends that were evident even before the recession, which showed an increasing percentage of children living in poverty and born into circumstances associated with economic disadvantage.


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The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Block Grant: An Introduction  [Order No: R40946  Release Date: Jan 24,2014  Pages: 17]

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Block Grant: An Introduction  [Order No: R40946  Release Date: Oct 23,2013  Pages: 17]

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Block Grant: An Introduction  [Order No: R40946  Release Date: Apr 02,2013  Pages: 16]

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Block Grant: An Introduction  [Order No: R40946  Release Date: Jan 23,2013  Pages: 16]

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Block Grant: An Introduction  [Order No: R40946  Release Date: Nov 19,2012  Pages: 16]

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Block Grant: An Introduction  [Order No: R40946  Release Date: May 30,2012  Pages: 17]

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Block Grant: An Introduction  [Order No: R40946  Release Date: Mar 01,2012  Pages: 17]

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Block Grant: An Introduction  [Order No: R40946  Release Date: Jan 31,2012  Pages: 17]

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Block Grant: An Introduction  [Order No: R40946  Release Date: Dec 28,2011  Pages: 16]

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Block Grant: An Introduction  [Order No: R40946  Release Date: Oct 24,2011  Pages: 16]

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Block Grant: An Introduction  [Order No: R40946  Release Date: Jul 28,2011  Pages: 16]

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Block Grant: An Introduction  [Order No: R40946  Release Date: Dec 20,2010  Pages: 16]

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Block Grant: An Introduction  [Order No: R40946  Release Date: Oct 01,2010  Pages: 17]

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Block Grant: An Introduction  [Order No: R40946  Release Date: Sep 17,2010  Pages: 17]

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Block Grant: An Introduction  [Order No: R40946  Release Date: Jun 09,2010  Pages: 17]

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Block Grant: An Introduction  [Order No: R40946  Release Date: May 20,2010  Pages: 17]

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Block Grant: An Introduction  [Order No: R40946  Release Date: Nov 16,2009  Pages: 27]