Welfare Indicators and Risk Factors: Fourteenth Report to Congress. Table TANF 4. Total AFDC/TANF Expenditures on Cash Benefits and Administration: 1970 – 2013

09/22/2015

[In millions of dollars]

 

Federal Funds
(Current Dollars)

State Funds
(Current Dollars)

Total
(Current Dollars)

Total
(Constant 2013 Dollars1)

Fiscal Year

Benefits

Admin

Benefits

Admin

Benefits

Admin

Benefits

Admin

1970

$2,187

$572 2

$1,895

$309  

$4,082

$881 2

$22,283

$4,809

1972

3,612

240 3

2,942

241  

6,554

481 3

33,075

2,427

1974

4,071

379

3,300

362

7,371

740

32,906

3,304

1975

4,625

552

3,787

529

8,412

1,082

34,228

4,403

1976

5,258

541

4,418

527

9,676

1,069

36,855

4,072

1977

5,626

595

4,762

583

10,388

1,177

36,832

4,173

1978

5,724

631

4,898

617

10,621

1,248

35,329

4,151

1979

5,825

683

4,954

668

10,779

1,350

32,964

4,129

1980

6,448

750

5,508

729

11,956

1,479

32,916

4,072

1981

6,928

835

5,917

814

12,845

1,648

32,134

4,123

1982

6,922

878

5,934

878

12,857

1,756

30,101

4,111

1983

7,332

915

6,275

915

13,607

1,830

30,445

4,094

1984

7,707

876

6,664

822

14,371

1,698

30,884

3,649

1985

7,817

890

6,763

889

14,580

1,779

30,256

3,692

1986

8,239

993

6,996

967

15,235

1,960

30,891

3,974

1987

8,914

1,081

7,409

1,052

16,323

2,133

32,240

4,213

1988

9,125

1,194

7,538

1,159

16,663

2,353

31,730

4,481

1989

9,433

1,211

7,807

1,206

17,240

2,417

31,491

4,415

1990

10,149

1,358

8,390

1,303

18,539

2,661

32,393

4,649

1991

11,165

1,373

9,191

1,300

20,356

2,673

34,040

4,470

1992

12,258

1,459

9,993

1,378

22,250

2,837

36,315

4,630

1993

12,270

1,518

10,016

1,438

22,286

2,956

35,466

4,704

1994

12,512

1,680

10,285

1,621

22,797

3,301

35,518

5,143

1995

12,019

1,770

10,014

1,751

22,032

3,521

33,532

5,360

1996

11,065

1,633

9,346

1,633

20,411

3,266

30,301

4,848

1997 4

9,748

1,273

7,799

1,098

17,547

2,371

25,423

3,435

1998

7,518

1,231

7,096

1,028

14,614

2,259

20,866

3,226

1999

6,475

1,407

6,975

884

13,449

2,291

18,865

3,213

2000

5,444

1,570

5,736

1,032

11,180

2,302

15,202

3,538

2001

4,772

1,598

5,390

1,042

10,163

2,639

13,391

3,478

2002

4,554

1,633

4,854

983

9,408

2,617

12,215

3,398

2003

5,820

1,592

4,398

859

10,219

2,451

12,960

3,108

2004

4,717

1,471

5,652

828

10,368

2,300

12,853

2,851

2005

5,193

1,507

5,546

870

10,739

2,377

12,890

2,853

2006

4,926

1,525

4,980

886

9,906

2,411

11,467

2,791

2007

4,533

1,553

4,583

955

9,116

2,508

10,310

2,837

2008

4,755

1,523

3,894

1,054

8,649

2,577

9,366

2,791

2009

4,504

1,572

4,820

911

9,324

2,483

10,130

2,698

2010

6,889

1,602

3,810

885

10,699

2,487

11,431

2,657

2011

5,255

1,475

4,350

829

9,604

2,304

9,996

2,398

2012

5,003

1,397

3,979

857

8,982

2,254

9,128

2,291

2013

4,485

1,409

4,253

882

8,738

2,291

8,738

2,291

Note:  Benefits do not include emergency assistance payments and have not been reduced by child support collections.  Foster care payments are included from 1971 to 1980.  State funds for benefits include benefits under Separate State Programs. Beginning in fiscal year 1984, the cost of certifying AFDC households for food stamps is shown in the food stamp program’s appropriation under the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Administrative costs include: Work Program, ADP, FAMIS, Fraud Control, Child Care administration (through 1996), SAVE and other State and local administrative expenditures.

1 Constant dollar adjustments to 2013 level were made using a CPI-U-RS fiscal year price index.

2 Includes expenditures for services.

3 Administrative expenditures only.

4 The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 repealed the AFDC program as of July 1, 1997 and replaced it with the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.  Under PRWORA, spending categories are not entirely equivalent to those under AFDC: e.g., administrative expenses under TANF do not include IV-A child care administration (which accounted for 4 percent of 1996 administrative expense).

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ofa/resource-library/search?tag=5287.

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