Young Adults and TANF

One-third of adult recipients of TANF benefits are under age 25. This group of young adult parents is typically treated like all other recipients, which does not allow the program to address the specific educational and developmental needs of young parents and their children. The implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) presents an opportunity to address these needs and expand the focus on disadvantaged young adults. This brief from the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) discusses ways in which TANF can partner with youth-serving workforce programs under WIOA.
Record Type: 
Research-To-Practice Brief
Publication Date: 
October, 2015
October 2015
Partner Resources
  • Employment
    • WIOA
  • TANF Program Administration