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Work Participation Rates for FY 2018

State agencies administering the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program and other interested parties

State Work Participation Rates for FY 2016

The U.S. Department of Human Services (HHS) issues TANF work participation rates, which measure how well states engage families receiving assistance in certain work activities during a fiscal year. A state must meet an overall (or “all families”) and a two-parent work participation requirement or face a potential financial penalty. The statutory requirements for fiscal year (FY) 2014 are 50 percent for all families and 90 percent for two-parent families, but a state’s individual target rates equal the statutory rates minus a credit for reducing its caseload.

This memorandum transmits the FY 2013 work participation rates.  All States were required to report work participation information for the months of October 2012 through September 2013.

This memorandum transmits the FY 2011 work participation rates.  All States were required to report work participation information for the months of October 2010 through September 2011.

This memorandum transmits the FY 2010 work participation rates.  All States were required to report work participation information for the months of October 2009 through September 2010.

This Information Memorandum provides a TANF Data Report and SSP-MOE Data Report that have been revised as follows: (1) to correct the definition of a two-parent family; (2) to correct and clarify guidance on the work-eligible individual indicator; and (3) to clarify coding of the data elements “Type of Family for Work Participation” and “Work-Eligible Individual Indicator.”

This memorandum transmits the work participation tables for FY 2004.  All States were required to report work participation information for all of the October 2003 - September 2004 fiscal year and are subject to the work participation standards for FY 2004 based on this information.

This memorandum transmits the work participation tables for FY 2001. All States were required to report work participation information for the October 2000 - September 2001 period and are subject to the work participation standards for FY 2001 based on this information.