TANF

Temporary Assistance to Need Families (TANF) provides assistance and work opportunities to needy families by granting states the federal funds and wide flexibility to develop and implement their own welfare programs. TANF is overseen by the Office of Family Assistance (OFA) located in the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and replaced Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) and the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training (JOBS) programs in 1997.