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The New Framework: Alternative State Funding Choices Under TANF

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Publication Date: March 1997

Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy

Author(s): Steve Savner; Mark Greenberg

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

Topic: Social conditions (Public welfare and social services)

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


A central element of the PRWORA is the creation of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families block grant (TANF) to replace the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program. This paper discusses the fundamental changes of the relationship between federal and state funds and the important implications for program design.