had less than a high school education, 53.9 percent had completed high school (or its equivalent) with no further education, and 7.5 percent of adult recipients had achieved more than a high school level of education. Find out more information about the latest TANF characteristics, financial circumstances, caseload, and application data.
is the average amount TANF recipient families received in FY 2015. View more information on latest TANF characteristics, financial circumstances, caseload, and application data.
which is up from the 33.5 percent in FY2013. Work participation rates measure how well states engage families receiving assistance in certain work activities during a fiscal year. For more information on the FY 2014 TANF work participation rates.
or approximately $2.1 billion, was spent on work, education, and training activities across the country in FY 2015. For more information on FY 2015 TANF financial data.
was spent on the combination of child welfare services, pre-kindergarten and Head Start programs, and services for children and youth (including after-school programs and home visiting) in FY 2015. A revised financial reporting form, the ACF-196R, was implemented for FY15 data, which clarifies and expands the list of expenditure categories, providing the ability to separately report these categories. For more information on FY 2015 TANF financial reporting.
was spent on the combination of basic assistance; work, education, and training activities; and child care. From FY 2014 to FY 2015, there was a decrease in the dollars spent on basic assistance and work-related activities, while child care spending and transfers did not change significantly. States have broad flexibility in how they spend their TANF and maintenance-of-effort (MOE) funds. For more information on FY 2015 TANF expenditures.