Research Report Improving State TANF Performance Measures
Heather Hahn, Pamela J. Loprest
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Performance measurement is a tool government can use to improve program performance and address accountability. The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, like many federal government programs, requires measurement of program performance to help ensure federal funds are being used to reach stated program goals. Some states have gone beyond federal requirements and added additional performance measures for their state TANF programs, making them useful laboratories for understanding the possibilities and challenges of broader and varied performance measurement in TANF. This study exploits this opportunity by gathering and synthesizing information from a set of states with more innovative performance measurement systems
Research Areas Social safety net
Tags Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Welfare and safety net programs
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center