of the $31.7 billion in FY2015 TANF and MOE funds

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.

Last Reviewed: August 23, 2016