Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Links to Additional Resources

Federal TANF Law (Note: Title IV-A, Sections 401-419 comprise TANF).

Department of Health and Human Services Sites

Office of Family Assistance (OFA) of the Administration for Children and Families.  The office administers TANF, and its site includes policy documents and program data.

Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) of the Administration for Children and Families.  This office funds research related to programs administered within the Administration for Children and Families.  It has a site devoted to research on welfare and self-sufficiency issues.

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE).  This office also funds research projects and maintains a web page on TANF issues.

The Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse (SSRC).  This website, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, is designed to collect, catalogue and disseminate quality research and resources relevant to researchers and professionals invested in the self-sufficiency of low-income families and individuals.

Nongovernment Sources

MDRC has a long history of evaluating social programs, particularly welfare-to-work initiatives. 

Mathematica Policy Research also has a long history of program evaluations, including welfare-to-work programs.

The Urban Institute produces studies on the low-income population, including those receiving cash assistance.  It is also the home of the Welfare Rules Database.

This page was prepared on August 21, 2014 for the 2014 version of the House Ways and Means Committee Green Book.