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How to Transform TANF to Better Serve America’s Workers and Families

December 7, 2020

At a Glance

JFF recommends major changes to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program to ensure that individuals experiencing poverty have access to the education and training they need to secure good jobs while also receiving essential supports for their families.

Taylor Maag
Mary Gardner Clagett Senior Director
Practices & Centers Topics

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