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Title The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) : background and issues / Darren Abbott, editor
Published New York : SNOVA, [2018]

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Description 1 online resource
Series Social welfare policies and programs - patterns, implications and prospects
Social welfare policies and programs - patterns, implications and prospects.
Contents Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- Chapter 1 -- The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Block Grant: A Primer on TANF Financing and Federal Requirements( -- Summary -- Introduction -- Federal Grants and State Funds -- Federal TANF Funds -- Basic Block Grant -- Contingency Fund -- State Funds: the Maintenance-of-Effort, or MOE, Requirement -- TANF Benefits, Services, and Activities -- Using Federal TANF Grants -- Achieving TANF Goals -- "Grandfathered" Activities -- Transfers to Other Block Grants -- Matching for Job Access (Reverse Commuter) Grants -- Counting Expenditures Toward the MOE -- TANF Requirements for States When Funds Are Used to Provide "Assistance" -- Definition of Assistance -- Assistance Provided in the TANF Program or in Separate State Programs -- Federal Eligibility Rules for Assistance -- TANF Work Requirements -- Federal TANF Work Standard -- The TANF Work Participation Rate -- Families Included in the Participation Rate Calculation -- "Engaged in Work" -- Penalties for States that Fail the Work Participation Standard -- Verifying Work Participation -- The TANF Time Limit -- Child Support Enforcement Requirements -- Special Provisions for Victims of Domestic Violence -- Restrictions on Cash Withdrawals at Certain Establishments -- Rules When TANF or MOE Funds Are Used for Benefits and Services Other Than "Assistance" -- State Accountability -- TANF State Plans -- Data Reporting -- Other TANF Provisions -- Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood -- Healthy Marriage Promotion Initiatives -- Responsible Fatherhood Initiatives -- Tribal TANF -- Chapter 2 -- The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Block Grant: Subsidized Employment Demonstration Proposal: In Brief( -- Introduction -- Background -- TANF Work Standards -- Subsidized Employment and TANF -- Education and Training and Cash Assistance
H.R. 2842 -- Demonstration Programs -- Individual Eligibility -- Other Requirements -- The Offset: The TANF Contingency Fund -- Demonstrations and the TANF Work Participation Standard -- Chapter 3 -- Extension of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Block Grant in the Consolidated Appropriations Act: In Brief( -- Introduction -- TANF Funding -- TANF Research -- What Works Clearinghouse -- Census Bureau Household Surveys -- Chapter 4 -- The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Block Grant: Responses to Frequently Asked Questions( -- Summary -- Introduction -- Current Topics -- What Is TANF's Current Funding Status? -- What Is TANF's Funding Level? -- May States Require Drug Testing of TANF Cash Assistance Recipients? -- What Are TANF's Rules for Drug Felons? -- What Are TANF's Rules for Substance Abuse Treatment? -- What Is the Administration's "Waiver" Initiative? -- Has Any State Formally Applied for a "Waiver" of TANF Work Participation Standards? -- Are there Restrictions on a Family's Use of TANF Benefits? -- Funding and Expenditures -- How Much Has the TANF Grant Declined in Value Because of Inflation? -- How May States Use Federal TANF Funds? -- What Expenditures May a State Count Toward its Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Requirement? -- How Have States Used TANF Funds? -- How Much of the TANF Grant Has Gone Unspent? -- The Caseload -- How Many Families Receive TANF- or MOE-Funded Benefits and Services? -- How Many Families and People Currently Receive TANF- or MOE Funded Cash Assistance? -- How Does the Current Cash Assistance Caseload Level Compare with Historical Levels? -- What Are the Characteristics of Cash Assistance Families? -- TANF Cash Benefits: How Much Does a Family Receive in TANF Cash Per Month? -- TANF Work Participation Standards -- What Is the TANF Work Participation Standard States Must Meet?
Have There Been Changes in the Work Participation Rules Enacted Since the 1996 Welfare Reform Law? -- What Work Participation Rates Have the States Achieved? -- How Many Jurisdictions Have Failed the All-Families Standard From FY2002 Through FY2013? -- Have States Met the Two-Parent Work Participation Standard? -- Appendix A. Supplementary Tables -- Appendix B. State Tables -- Chapter 5 -- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF): Size and Characteristics of the Cash Assistance Caseload( -- Summary -- Introduction -- Brief History of Cash Assistance -- Trends in the Number of Families Receiving Cash Assistance -- Trends in Caseload Characteristics: FY1988 to FY2013 -- TANF Families by Category -- Characteristics of TANF Families, By Family Category: FY2013 -- Number of Children -- Age of Children -- Race and Ethnicity of Child Recipients -- Considerations -- TANF Families with Employed Adults -- TANF Policies for "Nontraditional" Cash Assistance Families? -- Appendix -- Index -- Blank Page
Summary "This book is a compilation of CRS reports on the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant in the United States. TANF was formed in the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, and it imparts federal grants to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the territories and American Indian tribes for a variety of benefits, services, and activities to combat the effects of childhood economic disadvantage. Some frequently asked questions regarding TANF are addressed is conjunction with recommendations for the future."--Page [4] of cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Program)
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Program)
Public welfare administration -- United States
Aid to families with dependent children programs -- United States
Welfare recipients -- Government policy -- United States
Welfare recipients -- Employment -- United States.
Public welfare -- United States.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Services & Welfare.
Aid to families with dependent children programs
Public welfare
Public welfare administration
Welfare recipients -- Employment
Welfare recipients -- Government policy
United States
Form Electronic book
Author Abbott, Darren, editor
Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service, founder of work.
United States. Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996.
LC no. 2020685682
ISBN 9781536143522
1536143529