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State and local TANF agencies serve customers with a wide range of educational backgrounds, skills, service needs, and barriers to self-sufficiency. Refugee families with children are among those who receive cash assistance through the TANF program. Many refugees with children arrive at TANF agencies...

Since 1975, the United States has resettled more than three million refugees whose diversity of skills, education, and culture requires that public and private organizations assisting them be able to provide a wide range of services. Upon arrival in the United States, two federally funded cash assistance programs help low-income refugees on their path to self-sufficiency: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)...

States exercise broad flexibility to structure and implement federally funded refugee cash assistance programs and accompanying services to help move refugees toward employment and self-sufficiency. Each state...