The Welfare Rules Databook presents tables that include key Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) policies for each state as of July 2012. It also contains longitudinal tables outlining selected state policies from 1996 through 2012.
The tables are based on the information in the Welfare Rules Database (WRD), a publicly available, online database tracking state cash assistance policies over time and across the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
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Federal Programs Related to - Emergency Assistance
Programs that provide food, clothing, household goods, cash and other forms of short-term emergency assistance for indigent individuals and families who have insufficient resources to meet their basic needs.
Federal Programs Related to - Family-Based Services
Programs that provide a social services designed to support healthy family development; improve the family's ability to resolve problems; and prevent unnecessary placement of children in alternative environments when family problems reach crisis proportions. Family Strengthening Programs
Federal Programs Related to - Poverty Studies
Programs that conduct research in the area of social science that involves the systematic study of the origins, causes, demographics and costs of poverty and the efficacy of proposed or implemented poverty alleviation measures.