TANF What is it?
<ul><li>TANF  =  </li></ul><ul><li>Temporary Assistance for Needy Families </li></ul>
The Four Purposes of TANF <ul><li>Assist needy families so that children can be cared for in their own homes </li></ul>
The Four Purposes of TANF <ul><li>Reduce the dependency of needy parents by promoting job preparation, work and marriage <...
The Four Purposes of TANF <ul><li>Prevent out-of-wedlock pregnancies </li></ul>
The Four Purposes of TANF <ul><li>Encourage the formation and maintenance of two-parent families </li></ul>
The Basic Facts <ul><li>$16.6 Billion Block Grant, frozen since 1996 </li></ul><ul><li>Interesting fact: real value has fa...
What Does It All Mean? <ul><li>Reasonably ensuring a financial safety net for children </li></ul><ul><li>Often the last re...
A Few Web Sites Worth Checking Out <ul><li>http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ofa/tanf/about.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://ww...
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6.5 Helping People Access Public Benefits (TANF)

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This workshop presents information on increasing benefits’ income for homeless adults, families, and seniors. Speakers will discuss a range of programs and strategies, including implementing the SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery Initiative (SOAR) in your community.

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6.5 Helping People Access Public Benefits (TANF)

  1. 1. TANF What is it?
  2. 2. <ul><li>TANF = </li></ul><ul><li>Temporary Assistance for Needy Families </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Four Purposes of TANF <ul><li>Assist needy families so that children can be cared for in their own homes </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Four Purposes of TANF <ul><li>Reduce the dependency of needy parents by promoting job preparation, work and marriage </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Four Purposes of TANF <ul><li>Prevent out-of-wedlock pregnancies </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Four Purposes of TANF <ul><li>Encourage the formation and maintenance of two-parent families </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Basic Facts <ul><li>$16.6 Billion Block Grant, frozen since 1996 </li></ul><ul><li>Interesting fact: real value has fallen roughly 30% </li></ul><ul><li>Uses include: Cash Assistance, Child Care Services, Administration, and other specialized child-based services (flexibility) </li></ul><ul><li>Time limited </li></ul><ul><li>Work/training requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Focuses on long term self-sufficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Due for Federal reauthorization in 2010 </li></ul>
  8. 8. What Does It All Mean? <ul><li>Reasonably ensuring a financial safety net for children </li></ul><ul><li>Often the last resort for families in need </li></ul><ul><li>A “connector” to other critically important Social Services </li></ul><ul><li>A “bridge” to help families transition to a better life </li></ul><ul><li>Cookie cutter case management approaches will surely result in failure </li></ul>
  9. 9. A Few Web Sites Worth Checking Out <ul><li>http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ofa/tanf/about.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cbpp.org/cms/?fa=view&id=936 </li></ul><ul><li>http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/abbrev/afdc-tanf.htm </li></ul>

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