Understanding Two Categories in TANF Spending: "Other" and "Authorized Under Prior Law", 2007-2009

This project documented the types of services or activities funded by states with Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and state Maintenance-of-Effort (MOE) program funds categorized in Federal reporting as “Other” and "Authorized Under Prior Law” and made recommendations for revisions to the TANF financial reporting form to provide better documentation of how funds currently reported under both categories are used. The project involved a review of state program spending reports, TANF state plans, and supporting state documents.

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