The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Block Grant: A Legislative History

This updated report offers a detailed legislative history of TANF to the present. The report begins with the early years of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) which preceded TANF, highlights the welfare reform debate of the 1980s and 1990s, and identifies the differences between AFDC and TANF. The report also contains a detailed legislative chronology of changes in TANF laws and regulations from 1996 to 2020.
Record Type: 
Report
Publication Date: 
July, 2020
Date: 
July 2020
Source: 
Partner Resources
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • TANF Policy and Legislation