OFA Releases FY 2015 TANF and MOE Financial Data

This annual release from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) draws on national data from fiscal year (FY) 2015 and shows that less than half of the $31.3 billion in TANF and maintenance-of-effort (MOE) funds were spent on the combination of basic assistance; work, education, and training activities; and child care. FY 2015 was the first year that states used a revised financial reporting form (ACF-196R), which clarifies and expands the list of expenditure categories and also improves the accounting methodology. This new level of detail shows that states spent about 15 percent of TANF and MOE funds on the combination of child welfare services, pre-kindergarten and Head Start programs, and services for children and youth.
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