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Temporary Assistance For Needy Families (TANF) Final Rule

Date Added to Library: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 16:57
Individual Author: 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Place Published: 
Washington, DC
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Published Date (Date): 
Monday, April 12, 1999

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) issues regulations governing key provisions of the new welfare block grant program enacted in 1996—the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF, program. It replaces the national welfare program known as Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) and the related programs known as the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training Program (JOBS) and the Emergency Assistance (EA) program. These rules reflect new Federal, State, and Tribal relationships in the administration of welfare programs; a new focus on moving recipients into work; and a new emphasis on program information, measurement, and performance regulatory reform (author abstract). 

64 Fed. Reg. 17720 (1999). 


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