Publication Date: April 2005
Publisher: Center for Law and Social Policy
Author(s): Hedieh Rahmanou; Mark Greenberg
Research Area: Social conditions
Coverage: United States
In recent weeks, Administration representatives have suggested that enacting the Administration's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) reauthorization proposal would free up $2 billion for states to use for child care.
This paper explains how letting states use unobligated funds for any allowable TANF expenditure would provide administrative simplification, but would not result in any new funds becoming available for child care.