Calendar year counts of children ages 0-18 (NOT unduplicated) whose parents participated in the Virginia Independence Program, also known as Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), a federally mandated block grant cash assistance program.
The Virginia Independence Program (VIP) was established to enable TANF (welfare) recipients to leave the rolls and become self-reliant. Three basic elements form the core of VIP: personal responsibility, work in exchange for benefits, and time-limited assistance. The Virginia Initiative for Employment not Welfare (or VIEW) is the work-related component of VIP that requires participants to be employed or engaged in a work activity. Implementation of VIEW was phased in over a two-year period beginning in July 1995 and ending in October 1997.
Data Source: Virginia Department of Social Services
Some localities were combined in the Department of Social Services source data:
Fairfax County/City/Falls Church
Last updated: February 2010