TANF stands for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.This is a Federal government grants to States to run the TANF program assists families with children when the parents or other responsible relatives cannot provide for the family’s basic needs.
These State TANF programs are designed to accomplish four goals:
- to provide assistance to needy families so that children may be cared for in their own homes or in the homes of relatives;
- to end the dependency of needy parents on government benefits by promoting job preparation, work, and marriage;
- to prevent and reduce the incidence of out-of-wedlock pregnancies and establish annual numerical goals for preventing and reducing the incidence of these pregnancies; and
- to encourage the formation and maintenance of two-parent families.
The program assistance is time limited.Read more about this programme .