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TANF and MOE Spending and Transfers by Activity, FY 2014 (Contains National & State Pie Charts)

Published: November 16, 2015
Audience:
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Topics:
Data Collection and Reporting, Expenditure Data, Maintenance of Effort (MOE), TANF Financial Data
Types:
Data Document

The Office of Family Assistance (OFA) has posted pie charts for the 50 states and the District of Columbia showing the distribution of  Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and state Maintenance of Effort (MOE) spending and transfers by category in FY 2014.

The charts show that nationally, 26.5 percent of TANF and MOE funds were spent on basic assistance in FY 2014, 6.8 percent were spent on work-related activities, and 16.1 percent were spent on child care. In FY 2014, 10 states spent less than 10 percent of their TANF and MOE funds on basic assistance. Just over half of states - 28 states and the District of Columbia - spent over 50 percent of their TANF and MOE funds on the combination of basic assistance, work-related activities, and child care. This map shows the states by the share of funds spent on these core TANF activities: TANF and MOE Spending and Transfers by Activity, FY 2014.

As a condition of receiving federal TANF funds, states are required to spend a certain amount of their own funds (MOE) on TANF-allowable categories. Many states spend additional funds above the required amount. Total spending is grouped into 13 categories:  Basic Assistance, Work-Related Activities,  Child Care spent or transferred to the Child Care Development Fund, Administration and Systems, Out-of-Wedlock Pregnancy Prevention, Refundable Tax Credits, Expenditures Authorized Solely Under Prior Law, Expenditures Transferred to the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG), Individual Development Accounts, Non-Recurrent Short-Term Benefits, Transportation and Support Services, Two-Parent Family Formation and Maintenance Programs, and Other Non-Assistance.

View the National Pie Chart and State Pie Charts for FY 2014.

Last Reviewed: April 23, 2019