The Family Room Blog

25th Anniversary of TANF

August 23, 2021 | JooYeun Chang, Acting Assistant Secretary for the Administration for Children and Families
This week marks the 25th anniversary of the enactment of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant. In August of 1996, TANF replaced the decades-old Aid to Families with Dependent Children program. TANF…