Temporary assistance to needy families (TANF)

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Definitions: The average number of children under age 18 receiving Temporary Family Assistance (TFA) benefits for the designated year in a town or county within Tennessee. Rate is the percent of total population. Eligible children include those in families where the parent/s are enrolled in the employment focused, time limited assistance program (Jobs First); have received an extension from the Jobs First program; or are exempt from the Jobs First program. Exemption can be obtained if the adult is a parent who is incapacitated, is taking care of an incapacitated family member, or is a non-parent caregiver who does not receive assistance. 

Data Source: TANF data were from the Tennessee Department of Human Services. Population data were from the Office of Healthcare Statistics, division of Policy, Planning and Assessment, Tennessee Department of Health.