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A Detailed Summary of Key Provisions of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Block Grant of H.R. 3734

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Publication Date: August 1996

Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy

Author(s): Mark Greenberg; Steve Savner

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Social conditions (Public welfare and social services)

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Translates legislative language into an easy-to-read format and provides an important resource tool on all elements of the new block grant (TANF) that replaces the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC). Includes detailed descriptions of the funding structure, federal time-limits, state spending restrictions, federal oversight of state plans, work requirements, waivers, services by charitable, religious or private organizations, implementation dates, and other aspects of the TANF block grant.