Quick Facts

  • of TANF families have received assistance for 12 months or less

    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.

  • Child-only TANF assistance cases

    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.

  • Native American families

    are receiving assistance from sixty-eight Tribal TANF programs.  These programs serve 299 federally recognized Tribes and Alaska Native Villages.  Read more about Tribal TANF.

  • Fathers, Couples, and Individuals

    have enrolled in programs designed to strengthen families, improve parenting skills, and promote economic stability as part of President Obama’s Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood (HMRF) initiative.  Learn more about the HMRF initiative.

  • Logo for Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood. HMRF is in capital letters with a silhouette of a family standing between the letters M and R.

    Tip Cards distributed

    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.

  • Logo for Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood. HMRF is in capital letters with a silhouette of a family standing between the letters M and R.

    121 programs in 47 states

    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.

  • This graphic has three states (Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin) and the text overlay “11%-15% of Youth”.

    Of those age 19 to 26 transitioning out of foster care in three Midwest States, 11% to 15% were lesbian, gay, or bisexual, based on data collected between 2002 and 2011. View the YDD LGB Brief.

  • This graphic has 3 houses, representing 1, 2 and 3 placements.

    Approximately 22% of children in families investigated for maltreatment were placed out of home at least once in the 18 months following the close of investigation. Among those placed out of home, 72.6% had one placement, 18.9% had two placements, and 8.5% had three or more placements. View the NSCAW Spotlight.

  • The illustration has 2 pie charts. The first pie chart is 74% filled and has the text “74% full time” on top of it. The second pie chart is 50% filled and has the text “50% 10 years + Experience”

    The majority of center-based teachers and caregivers (74%) work full time and have considerable experience working in the early care and education field. Half have 10 years of experience or more.  View the NSECE Brief.

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