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Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Cash welfare benefits exist to offer families short-term help during particularly difficult times.

That’s the purpose of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)—to provide temporary assistance to those who need it the most, not to become another welfare trap.

To ensure that TANF ultimately encourages self-sufficiency and work over perpetual dependence, state and federal policymakers can enact commonsense reforms and preserve resources in a program that costs taxpayers more than $30 billion annually.

Our Promoting Work Over Welfare Reform Research

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By partnering with FGA through a gift, you can create more policy change that returns America to a country where entrepreneurship thrives, personal responsibility is rewarded, and paychecks replace welfare checks.