State Fact Sheets: How States Have Spent Federal and State Funds Under the TANF Block Grant
October 2, 2015
States have broad flexibility over the use of state and federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funds, and many spend a significant share of the funds outside the core welfare reform areas. In 2014, states spent slightly more than one-quarter of the funds on basic assistance to meet essential needs of families with children; they spent another quarter on child care for low-income families and work activities to connect TANF families to work. They spent the rest -- nearly half of all state and federal TANF funds -- in other types of services.
These national TANF spending trends, however, mask great variation across states. In the map below, click on a state for a fact sheet detailing how it spends its state and federal TANF funds.
Click on the state abbreviation (above) or name (below) to jump to its fact sheets.
|State-specific fact sheets containing information on TANF spending trends|
|District of Columbia||Missouri||Tennessee|
|Indiana||New Mexico||West Virginia|