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Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

This provides information and resources on providing Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.


Issued by: Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

Issue Date: July 07, 1905

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

TANF helps needy families support themselves financially. States, territories, and tribes receiving HHS block grants for TANF cannot discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, or sex.

Laws & Regulations

Resources for TANF Agencies

Enforcement Success Stories Involving TANF Programs

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