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  • Policy Basics: An Introduction to TANF
    Liz Schott
    Updated December 4, 2012

    What Is TANF? Congress created the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant through the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, as part of a federal effort to “end welfare as we know it.”  TANF replaced Aid to Families with …
  • How States Have Spent Federal and State Funds Under the TANF Block Grant
    Liz Schott, LaDonna Pavetti and Ife Finch[1]
    August 7, 2012

    Some policymakers have cited the replacement of the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program with the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant under the 1996 welfare law as a model for how to dramatically restructure other federally funded programs for low-income families.  House Budget Committee Chairman …
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