TANF Spotlight

DC’S NEW APPROACH TO THE TANF EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM: THE PROMISES AND CHALLENGES


The District started rolling out a substantial re-design of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the welfare-to-work program for families with children, in late 2011.  The TANF reforms hold promise for greatly improving the city’s efforts to help families move toward employment and to otherwise become more stable.  DC’s prior TANF services have been criticized […]


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Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is a federal block grant that DC and the states receive to provide income assistance, job training, and other supportive services to low-income families with children. The District provides over 14 programs and services under its TANF program. These include cash assistance, job training, job readiness, child care, tuition assistance, case management, and other supportive services.

  – An Overview of DC’s Temporary    Assistance for Needy Families Program

 

Long Overdue: An Increase in Income Assistance to Needy Families with Children (District’s Dime)

Align Time Limit Policy with Re-design Implementation to Ensure TANF Success (District’s Dime)