Policy Basics: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

This updated profile of the TANF program illustrates spending by category (e.g., basic assistance, work activities, work supports, child care, tax credits, pre-K, child welfare) at a national level in 2018 and provides a map of the maximum TANF benefits as a percent of poverty line (for a family of three) by state. The profile also provides a general survey of TANF work requirements and the range of declines in state TANF caseloads.
Record Type: 
Stakeholder Resource
Publication Date: 
February, 2020
February 2020
Partner Resources
  • TANF Program Administration
  • TANF Policy and Legislation