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Operating TANF: Opportunities and Challenges for Tribes and Tribal Consortia

Publication Date
Jul 31, 2003

This report, fromf HHS' congressionally mandated evaluation of DOL's Welfare-to-Work Grants Program, describes the challenges and successes of ten tribal grantees in planning, implementing, and operating tribal TANF, the tribal welfare program with the most participants and the largest budget. Main findings address the process by which tribes make the decision to operate a tribal TANF program, the importance of a coordinated TANF plan, strategies for transitioning the program from state to tribal control, administrative and reporting challenges, and successes in adapting the program to reflect tribal cultural needs and values.

Children | American Indian & Alaska Native People (AI-AN)
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)