New TANF Guidance for States

Jul 18, 2012

By Helly Lee

Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced that it will allow states to apply for waivers to run demonstration projects in the TANF program to give greater flexibility to states to consider new and potentially more effective strategies for helping recipients prepare for, find, and retain jobs. This effort is consistent with CLASP’s goals and recommendations for TANF reauthorization and the role education and training should play under TANF. For the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities’ (CBPP) perspective on the DHHS announcement, see 5 Ways Waivers Will Strengthen Welfare Reform.

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