The New Framework: Alternative State Funding Choices Under TANF
Publication Date: March 1997
Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
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.