Providing Mental Health Services to TANF Recipients: Program Design Choices and Implementation Challenges in Four States. Developing an Administrative Structure for the Program


Each study state developed a very different administrative structure for delivering mental health services to TANF recipients. In three of the study states   Oregon, Tennessee, and Utah   the TANF agency maintains primary oversight for the program, although the extent to which the TANF agency is actively involved in the delivery of services varies considerably. In Florida, the responsibility for program oversight was transferred to the agencies that deliver and/or monitor mental health and substance abuse services. These differences in administrative structure reflect differences in the structure through which employment services are provided to TANF recipients as well as differences in the scope of mental health services provided.

View full report


"TANF-MH01.pdf" (pdf, 763.2Kb)

Note: Documents in PDF format require the Adobe Acrobat Reader®. If you experience problems with PDF documents, please download the latest version of the Reader®