State-By-State TANF Spending Analysis
Oct 15, 2007
CLASP has posted Analysis of Fiscal Year 2006 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Maintenance-of-Effort (MOE) Spending by States, showing how states, and the nation as a whole, spent funds from the TANF block grant in the previous fiscal year. According to the analysis, child care (including both TANF funds spent directly on child care and TANF funds transferred to the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) remained the second largest use of TANF funds nationally. Nineteen percent of all federal and state funds were used for child care assistance. As in prior years, basic assistance was the only category of spending to which states directed more funds. State-by-state worksheets show how individual states chose to direct their portion of funds. Read more about TANF funds used for child care.