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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.
  • Healthy Marriage Initiative - Archive

    Published: May 3, 2012
  • Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Grantees

    Published: June 17, 2016
    The HMRF initiative is a $150 million Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood (HMRF) discretionary grant program originally authorized under the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 and reauthorized under the Claims Resolution Act of 2010. These programs play a key role in helping OFA achieve its goals to foster economically secure households and communities for the well-being and long-term success of children and families. On September 30, 2015, OFA announced grant awards to 91 organizations in 27 states and one territory to provide activities to promote healthy marriage and relationship education, responsible fatherhood, and reentry services for currently or formerly incarcerated fathers under three funding opportunities. The Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Grant Program (HMRE), New Pathways for Fathers and Families (New Pathways), and Responsible Fatherhood Opportunities for Reentry and Mobility (ReFORM) are part of HHS’ community-based efforts to promote strong, healthy family formation and maintenance, responsible fatherhood and parenting, and reentry opportunities for fathers returning from incarceration.
  • 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