Georgia (state) blog entries

Misappropriation of TANF funds

Two weeks ago the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute published a report: Georgia’s Allocation of Federal TANF Funds in FY 2010. Before getting into the details of the report let's briefly outline what Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) stands for.

TANF is the United States of America's federal assistance program, formerly known as “welfare”. It began on July 1, 1997, and succeeded the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program, providing cash assistance to indigent American families with dependent children through the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

The purposes of the TANF program as described in section 401 of the Social Security Act are as follows:

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