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.
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.