Shoring Up the Child Welfare-TANF Link

Brief

Shoring Up the Child Welfare-TANF Link

June 13, 2002

Abstract

Child Welfare agencies' reliance on TANF dollars -- and the often conflicting demands the two systems place on clients -- calls for greater coordination. Congress should encourage collaboration between welfare and child welfare agencies, maintain the flexibility of TANF dollars for use in child welfare, and IV-E to TANF eligibility.

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