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TANF Supplemental Grants: Reforming and Restoring Support for Children Who Need it Most

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December 8, 2011

By Bruce Lesley and Megan Curran

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Federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funding helps states meet children's basic needs, like child abuse and neglect prevention and intervention, child care, and even job training. But a flawed block grant formula has put some states at a disadvantage, and Congress' failure to preserve TANF Supplemental Grants has made the gap wider.

Also Available: Summary Fact Sheet, Costly Consequences: The Real Impact of Congress' Elimination of the TANF Supplemental Grants

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