TANF 101

TANF 101

This series of policy briefs provides basic explanations of the main components of TANF. We hope they will be helpful to policymakers, practitioners, and advocates at all levels of government.

This brief, part of the TANF 101 series, describes the work participation rate which services as the only measure of performance states under Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

This brief, part of the TANF 101 series, provides in-depth information cash assistance under Temporary Assistance for Needy Families block grant.

This brief, part of the TANF 101 series, explains the fixed block grant awarded to states under Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

Aug 1, 2018 | Fact Sheet | CLASP

Basic needs programs provide core supports that help low-income people immediately and shape positive impacts long term. But current threats and bad proposals would undermine these programs.

Jul 2, 2015 | Report/Brief | CLASP

From December 2007 to June 2009, the Great Recession highlighted the weakness of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) as a safety net. TANF did not adequately respond to the sharp increase in need.

Dec 5, 2016 | Other Pages | TANF

This page hosts the recently updated TANF 101 series, providing comprehensive information on key policies and procedures under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.