Question: What is TANF?
Answer: TANF stands for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. The program provides Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) in order to:
- reduce the dependence of needy parents on government benefits by promoting work so that children may be cared for in their own homes or in the homes of relatives;
- prevent and reduce the incidence of out-of-wedlock pregnancies; and
- promote family unity.
TANF is also known as Welfare program or Cash Assistance Program.