Work on the TANF Child-Only project was funded by the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under a contract to The Lewin Group. This report has benefited greatly from the oversight and input of Colleen Rathgeb, the ASPE Project Officer. At HHS, we would also like to thank Laura Feig Radel and Andrew Yoo.
The commitment and cooperation of state and county staff in the three sites have been critical to the completion of this report. From the state central offices, Maria Hernandez and Julie Lopes in California; Don Winstead, F. Patricia Hall, Myrlene Manke in Florida; and Denise Cross in Missouri were instrumental in providing us with information on state policies and helping us gain access to state and county data. Kathy Archuleta and Paul Reeves in Alameda County; Susan Oder and Richard Dryden in Duval County; and Marge Randle in Jackson County allowed us access to their county case files and provided us helpful insights into the operational details of the TANF programs. Additionally, Ray DeSear in Florida and Richard Koon and Becky Veit in Missouri provided us with information and data from the state administrative systems.
At The Lewin Group, Jennifer Duffy and Purvi Sevak assisted with the data collection effort and Julia Graffam assisted with the report's production.
For printed copies, fax a request including your name, mailing address, and title of this report to: (202) 690-6562
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Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20201