Number - the average number of children served by the Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP) in a state fiscal year (July 1-June 30).
Percent - the average number of children served by the Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP) in a state fiscal year (July 1-June 30) per 100 children in the population.
FITAP Data: Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, Office of Family Support, Quality Assurance Division.
Population Data: 2001-2015: Population Estimates Program, Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau Washington D.C. Available at http://www.census.gov/popest/estimates.php
FITAP provides cash assistance to families with children when the financial resources of the family are insufficient to meet subsistence needs. The average family in the program consists of a mother and two children. The average grant in Louisiana is $200 per month.
Because FITAP data are based on state fiscal year averages, population estimates for two years were averaged to calculate a FITAP participation rate per 100 children.
LNE (Low Number Event) - a value of fewer than 5 events
Updated January 17, 2018