ERIC Number: ED411976
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Welfare Block Grant Basics: Q & A with National Experts. Child Care Action Campaign Issue Brief #6.
This publication answers questions related to the provisions of child care funding and provision for welfare recipients under the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act. The article addresses specific concerns regarding the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), a federal program that guarantees block grants to states to provide assistance to impoverished families with dependent children. The nature and policy details of the TANF program are explored, including the requirements of welfare recipients to work and of states to provide jobs, training and funding. The article discusses the child care funding and other child care provisions of the program, the child and adult care food program and immigrant provisions, and state plans and advocacy opportunities. The implications of program policy discussed include child care for immigrants, parental access to child care settings, and choice of child care arrangements. The role of advocates in influencing child care policy is considered. (JPB)
Descriptors: Day Care, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Financial Policy, Financial Support, Immigrants, Low Income Groups, Public Policy, State Federal Aid, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Services
Child Care Action Campaign, 330 Seventh Avenue, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10001; phone: 212-239-0138; fax: 212-268-6515 ($3).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Child Care Action Campaign, New York, NY.