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Author: David Bellis
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: benefit, hhs, guidance, could, violence, state, approaches, domestic, tanf
Number of Pages: 44
Published: 2006-03-01
ISBN-10: 1422304132
ISBN-13: 9781422304136

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program introduced specific work requirements & benefit time limits. However, the Family Violence Option (FVO) requires states that adopt the FVO to screen TANF clients for domestic violence (DV) & grant waivers from program requirements for clients in DV situations. TANF also allows the use of TANF funds for marriage & responsible fatherhood programs. This report examines: (1) how states identify victims of DV among TANF recipients; (2) how states address DV among TANF recipients once they are identified; & (3) the extent to which states spen

Author: David D. Bellis
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: tanf, progress, assess, available, reform, data, welfare
Number of Pages: 68
Published: 2001-06
ISBN-10: 0756713714
ISBN-13: 9780756713713

As the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant has been implemented by the states, the Congress has asked questions about a broad range of issues concerning welfare reform's consequences. This report examines: (1) the type of data that will be available from national surveys and studies of welfare reform to help assess progress towards TANF's goals, and (2) the usefulness of the data for assessing TANF's progress nationwide. The major objective was to examine data already collected by national surveys of low-income families and for major studies of welfare reform to identify

Author: Kay E. Brown
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: state, changes, programs, work, rates, participation, economic, legislative, needy, assistance, families, implications, recent, temporary
Number of Pages: 72
Published: 2010-10
ISBN-10: 1437935443
ISBN-13: 9781437935448

The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA) reauthorized the Temp. Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant and made modifications expected to strengthen work requirements for families receiving cash assistance through state TANF programs. Work participation rates, or the proportion of families receiving TANF cash assistance that participated in work activities, are a key performance measure. The Amer. Recovery and Reinvest. Act of 2009 (ARRA), provided additional TANF funding to eligible states. This report examined: (1) How did DRA affect state TANF programs, including work participation

Author: Sigurd R. Nilsen
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: recipients, workforce, employ, hard, reform, moving, welfare
Number of Pages: 62
Published: 2001-08
ISBN-10: 0756713994
ISBN-13: 9780756713997

This report provides information on: (1) the participation of TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) recipients in work and work activities, the characteristics of TANF recipients, and how those characteristics have changed over time; (2) the strategies that states are using to help hard-to-employ TANF recipients get and keep jobs; and (3) the challenges that states face in planning and implementing strategies for hard-to-employ recipients.

Author: David D. Bellis
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: uses, tanf, block, grant, states, trends, reform, information, needed, understand, welfare
Number of Pages: 80
Published: 2006-09-01
ISBN-10: 1422307239
ISBN-13: 9781422307236

Under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grants, states have the authority to make decisions about how to allocate fed. & state funds to assist low-income families. States' increased flexibility under TANF as well as the budgetary stresses they experienced after a recession draw attention to the fiscal partnership between the fed. gov't. & states. This report examines: changes in the overall level of welfare-related spending; changes in spending priorities for welfare-related non-health services; & the contribution of TANF funds to states' spending for welfare-related ser

Author: Clarita A. Mrena
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: number, families, affected, policies, sanction, reform, state, welfare
Number of Pages: 64
Published: 2000-10-01
ISBN-10: 0756705894
ISBN-13: 9780756705893

Temp. Assist. for Needy Families (TANF) provided block grants to states, giving them increased flexibility to determine how they will meet program goals. Most families who receive TANF must assume responsibility for achieving self-sufficiency by participating in work activities. This report provides info. on: state sanction policies under TANF; state procedures to reconcile noncompliance before imposing sanctions and state policies on families' right to appeal sanctions; the number of benefit reductions and terminations that results from sanctions; and state studies of families whose benefits

Author: Thomas M. James
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: block, grant, tanf, effects, reform, fiscal, welfare
Number of Pages: 60
Published: 1998-06
ISBN-10: 0788179667
ISBN-13: 9780788179662

Reviews states' fiscal decisions for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant & whether states are taking steps to prepare for the effects of future economic downturns on their welfare programs. Addresses (1) how state budgetary resources, including federal aid, have been allocated since states have had access to TANF funds, (2) what plans states are making to assure programmatic stability in times of fiscal & economic stress, & (3) the extent to which states have used, or plan to use, the program's federal Contingency Fund & the Loan Fund which are available for downturn
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