Supporting Families in Transition: A Guide to Expanding Health Coverage in the Post-Welfare Reform World. TANF Funds


States can also use their Federal TANF or state maintenance-of-effort (MOE) funds for outreach and training activities for Medicaid and CHIP. However, MOE funds cannot be used as state Medicaid matching funds. While Section 408(a)(6) of the Social Security Act prohibits the use of Federal TANF funds to provide medical services (except for pre-pregnancy family planning services), TANF funds can be used for non-medical services, such as outreach to ensure medical coverage.

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