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State Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Programs Do Not Provide Adequate Safety Net for Poor Families

50-state information on TANF benefits, spending, and TANF-to-Poverty ratios*

Hover over a state to see state-specific data and links to CBPP papers and fact sheets. Click on the gray boxes below to see maps on benefit levels as a share of the Federal Poverty Level, inflation-adjusted benefit decline, and TANF-to-Poverty ratios.

* Number of families receiving TANF benefits for every 100 families with children in poverty.

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