among those that are subject to the federal five-year time limit. About half of TANF families are exempt from the time limit, primarily because they have no adult receiving federally funded assistance. Read more in the most recent TANF Report to Congress.
were served in an average month in FY 2011. Forty-six percent of all TANF assistance cases are considered “child only.” In these cases, only the children of a household receive TANF assistance designed to meet their ongoing basic needs. Read more in the most recent TANF Report to Congress.
The Fatherhood Buzz initiative has connected with 118 barbershops in 17 cities, distributing more than 12,000 tip cards to customers on topics related to parenting, financial literacy, and activities for fathers and their children. Check out more responsible fatherhood efforts at www.Fatherhood.gov.
Through President Obama’s Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Initiative, men are learning how to be better dads, couples are working to communicate better with each other, and parents are gaining skills to improve their financial well-being.
TANF work participation rates measure engagement in certain work activities for families receiving assistance. The majority of reported hours involve direct work, mostly in employment but also in community service and work experience. Read more in the Claims Resolution Act Report and the most recent TANF Report to Congress.