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  • Characteristics and Financial Circumstances of TANF Recipients, Fiscal Year 2010

    Published: August 8, 2012
    States spend considerable shares of their TANF funds on families who receive benefits and services other than traditional assistance. The data discussed in this chapter are limited to those who received assistance at some time during FY 2010 given that States only report detailed data on traditional assistance. The FY 2010 data referenced in this report were obtained from a statistically valid sample of TANF and Separate State Program-Maintenance of Effort (SSP-MOE) cases within the national TANF/SSP-MOE database. Data are presented for all States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands (hereafter referred to as States).
  • Q & A: Use of Funds

    Published: May 2, 2013
    Questions and Answers:  Use of Funds
  • TANF-ACF-IM-2013-01 (Use of TANF Funds to Serve Homeless Families and Families at Risk of Experiencing Homelessness)

    Published: February 20, 2013
    This Information Memorandum discusses the importance of addressing family homelessness with allowable uses of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funds for families experiencing and at risk of experiencing homelessness.
  • TANF-ACF-IM-2012-03 (Guidance concerning waiver and expenditure authority under Section 1115)

    Published: July 12, 2012
    This Information Memorandum notifies States of waiver authority to allow States to test alternative and innovative strategies, policies, and procedures to improve employment outcomes.
  • TANF Application Data (2010-2019)

    Published: April 23, 2019
    The index page for the TANF Application Data for Fiscal and Calendar Years.
  • TANF Caseload Data 2016

    Published: January 12, 2017
    Index page for TANF Caseload Data - 2016
  • Major Provisions of the Welfare Law

    Published: December 16, 1996
    The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 eliminates AFDC's open-ended entitlement and creates a block grant for states to provide time-limited cash assistance for needy families, with work requirements for most recipients. The law also makes far-reaching changes to child care, the Child Support Enforcement Program, benefits for legal immigrants, the Food Stamp Program, and SSI for children. Modifications to the child nutrition program and reductions in the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) are also included.  
  • Q & A: TANF Requirements Related to EBT Transactions

    Published: March 25, 2013
    Questions and Answers:  TANF Requirements Related to Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Transactions
  • Q & A: Drug Convictions

    Published: March 22, 2013
    Questions and Answers:  Drug Convictions
  • TANF Financial Data - FY 2011

    Published: August 1, 2012
    Data by funding stream and expenditure category - Fiscal Year 2011.