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What is TANF?

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asked Feb 20, 2012 by anonymous

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Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.

States receive a block grant to design and operate their programs to accomplish the purposes of TANF.

These are:

  • assisting needy families so that children can be cared for in their own homes
  • reducing the dependency of needy parents by promoting job preparation, work and marriage
  • preventing out-of-wedlock pregnancies
  • encouraging the formation and maintenance of two-parent families.
answered Feb 20, 2012 by anonymous
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