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ERIC Number: ED454325
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Making TANF Work for the Corps: When and How TANF Funds Can Support Youth Corps Initiatives.
Cohen, Marie
The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant, and the Maintenance of Effort (MOE) funds that states are required to spend in order to draw down their full TANF allocations, are potential funding sources for youth corps. Youth corps address the goals of the new welfare law and are eligible to receive TANF funds. TANF and MOE funds can be used to meet any 1996 welfare law purposes. In order to receive TANF-funded services, recipients need not receive TANF cash assistance or be parents. TANF fund recipients need not even be living with their families. For some services, recipients do not have to be needy. Most corps want to serve some youths from families that do not receive cash assistance. Such youth may be subject to TANF work, school, living, and child support requirements and time limits. Youth and young adults receiving only non-assistance services are not subject to TANF prohibitions, requirements, and time limits. TANF funds may be allocated at the state or local level. They may be allocated directly to youth corps in a state or local budget or via a contract or interagency agreement from the welfare agency. (Contains 15 references.) (SM)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.
Authoring Institution: Center for Law and Social Policy, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families