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ARRA – Emergency Contingency Fund for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) State Program

($258,775,827)

Total Assistance, FY 2008 to Present
Agency: ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF
Assistance Type: FORMULA GRANTS
Popular Name: TANF Emergency Fund, Recovery Act
Assistance Listing Number
93.714

Objectives: This funding was to provide economic stimulus to the nation while furthering the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) mission to promote the economic and social well-being of children, youth, families, and communities. The objective of the program was to provide up to $5 billion for jurisdictions (States, Territories, and Tribes) in fiscal year (FY) 2009 and FY 2010 that had an increase in assistance caseloads and/or certain types of expenditures. This Emergency Fund was in addition to the TANF Contingency Fund in section 403(b) of the Social Security Act that gives money to qualifying States (but not Territories or Tribes) during an economic downturn.

 
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