AHS - 6 Federalis TANF

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AHS - 6 Federalis TANF

  1. 1. Connor Blandford Jacob Blumberg Jacklyn Bode Maggie Arnold
  2. 2. • Replaced Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) • AFDC was criticized for giving incentives for women to have children • Also criticized for discouraging women from joining the work force • In 1996 TANF replaced AFDC
  3. 3. • 71% of poor families with children did not have married parents • Less than 60% of children are born to married parents • Statistics show that children who are born while their parents are out of wedlock are more likely to live in poverty
  4. 4. • Bill Clinton signed into law the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, enacting TANF
  5. 5. • 1. To provide assistance to needy families so that children may be cared for in their own homes or in the homes of relatives • 2. To end the dependency of needy parents on government benefits by promoting job preparation, work, and marriage • 3. To prevent and reduce the incidence of out-of-wedlock pregnancies and establish annual numerical goals for preventing and reducing the incidence of these pregnancies • 4. To encourage the formation and maintenance of two-parent families
  6. 6. • Wisconsin was the first state to submit a state plan for TANF • The state received a block grant on September 30, 1996 • To continue to receive funding from TANF funding Wisconsin continued submitting new plans
  7. 7. • TANF is overseen by The Administration of Children and Families • The Administration of Children and Families is overseen by the United States Department of Health and Human Services
  8. 8. • Yes • Conservatives emphasized the seeking work aspect of welfare- reform • Liberals were more concerned about the benefits and income those who receive welfare would receiving through the reform
  9. 9. • Yes • Today, most Americans believe that people should be looking or training for a job to receive a welfare check • Other requirements people have disagreements on • If the government should be allowed to request a drug test from people wanting to receive a welfare check
  10. 10. • February 17, 2009 the Obama Administration passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 that provided up to $5 billion • In March of 2013 the House of Representatives passed a bill that would have blocked the Administration from granting TANF waivers
  11. 11. • All States participate in the program • The federal government gives grants to states • The states then use the money to go towards the four main goals of TANF however they see fit
  12. 12. • The federal government contributes about $16.5 billion (per state) • The state governments contribute about $10-11 billion in the form of a Maintenance of Effort (MOE)
  13. 13. • TANF Block Grant – $16.5 billion • Supplemental Grants – $319 billion • TANF Contingency - $1.3 • TANF Emergency - $5 billion
  14. 14. • Encourages families to train and aspire to get a job as opposed to just collecting a welfare-check • Encourages people to be married before having children • Allows states to allocate funds based on what the state believe is neccessary
  15. 15. • Some people can still abuse welfare • Can’t be sure that people use welfare funds for bettering their lives (buying non-necessities) • Not all funds are necessarily spent equally among the four goals
  16. 16. • A) 1 • B) 2 • C) 3 • D) 4
  17. 17. D) 4
  18. 18. • A) States qualify for grants • B) States are given a flat rate • C) Private Businesses • D) Private Investments
  19. 19. •A) States qualify for Grants
  20. 20. • A) Ronald Reagan • B) George H. W. Bush • C) Bill Clinton • D) George W. Bush
  21. 21. •C) Bill Clinton
  22. 22. • A) To provide assistance to needy families so that children may be cared for in their own homes or in the homes of relatives • B) To supply needy families with benefits until their kids become of age to get a job • C) To prevent and reduce the incidence of out-of-wedlock pregnancies and establish annual numerical goals for preventing and reducing the incidence of these pregnancies • D) To encourage the formation and maintenance of two-parent families
  23. 23. •B) To supply needy families with benefits until their kids become of age to get a job
  24. 24. • A) Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) • B) Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) • C) Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) • D) Child Care Bureau (CCB)
  25. 25. •A) Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC)
  26. 26. • http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ofa/programs/tanf • http://www.brookings.edu/research/papers/2001/01/01pov erty-haskins02/cms/?fa=view&id=3808 • http://www.cbpp.org • http://www.hhs.gov/

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