TANF

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program is a block grant to the states designed to assist families in poverty in whatever manner the states decide work best for families (including monthly cash aid). Up to 30 percent of TANF funding can be transferred to the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG). Most states, but not all, transfer some funding to CCDBG. States may also spend money from TANF directly on child care assistance.

   

 

TANF Background